Weekend Reflections – The Fontenay Abbey, France ( Part 1)


The Fontenay Abbey is one of the oldest Cistercian monasteries in Europe.
Founded in 1118 by St Bernard in a marshy Burgundy valley,
the abbey has not change its magnificent Romanesque style.
 
The Fontenay abbey is located in northern Burgundy,
80 km north of Dijon and 250 km south of Paris.


James Weekend Reflections – Newtown Area Photo

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50 thoughts on “Weekend Reflections – The Fontenay Abbey, France ( Part 1)

  1. I love that last photo, it is beautiful.
    What a serene and lovely place this abbey is.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  2. WOWS, o lugar tem quase 900 anos e parece tão legal e mais acolhedor do que muitos hoteis e pousadas mais “modernos”.

    Parabéns ao fotografo Gui, show de imagens. Quase saindo pra Floripa, quem sabe eu não volto com algumas fotos lá do forte de jurere (ponta grossa), intepz e bom findi,

    JOPZ

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  3. Your son has a good eye for photography. I like his collection of photots. Does he take after mom or dad when it comes to likes and dislikes in photography?

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  4. I have seen some of these abbeys aroun Europe and, like all the others, even this one is in a wonderful place and perfectly kept. What a sky!

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  5. Kudos to Guilherme! Photography must be in his genes! I have a hard time understanding how something built in the 12th century can still be standing. In Florida, things fall down and are replaced after about 30 years! 🙂

    Truly a wonderful place and Guilherme did a great job showing off the abbey…the pictures are well-composed, well-exposed, sharp and full of interest. Love the reflections, too!

    Great job all around!

    Thanks, Leia, for your many kind comments this morning! You make my day!

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  6. Hi Leia!

    Re your comment on Colorado: The gentleman with the dog is our son-in-law and the dog is Cooper – a lovely Golden Retriever. But Cooper isn't “little.” He weighs about 100 pounds! 🙂

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  7. What a beautiful old Abbey and beautiful reflections also. It must have an incredible history. Thanks for sharing more wonderful photos of the places you visit my friends.

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  8. I love abbeys, they are always peaceful places, quiet and silent, and beautyful, where to stroll, to take time, to think.And your son caught the reflections very well, walking on his parents tracks!:)

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  9. It's so peaceful and beautiful and the water is so calm. I really enjoy the curved reflections from the window. Your son did an excellent job!

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  10. These are superb captures! And such a lovely place with so much history. The reflection in the water is superb, Leia! Hope you both have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  11. I adore both your reflections shots. I love this challenge. There is another challenge out there in blog land that focuses on shadows… A whole new way of making our eyes see beauty. These shadow shots are pure poetry.

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  12. Beautiful old Abbey and beautiful reflections!!
    Thanks for sharing and interesting information.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Léia!!

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  13. I love old abbey's or monasteries specially these one that has a very good history. Great reflection in that window and love the blue sky too. Happy weekend!
    A droplet

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  14. That is truly beautiful in its simplicity, and the colors and lighting in your photo bring it out wonderfully. I love the color and placement of the reflection.

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  15. Awesome shots!
    I really love that second shot.
    These make me proud my father's family came from France. 🙂

    Thanks for your visit today and wonderful comment on my snow photo.

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  16. Such a strong, imposing building, but yet beautiful at the same time. I love your new header picture. It reminds me of a sign I saw once…ewe's not fat, ewe's just fluffy!

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  17. Beautiful shots! Love the reflections;o)
    Your son is very talented!
    And the place seems so beautiful and peaceful!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    ***
    Have a happy week****

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  18. Salut Leia et Cezar! Wonderful to see Guillherme's charming photos from the abbey! Are the buildings all locked up and/or too dark to photograph inside? Just curious!
    Bonjour d'EAGAN daily

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