One of our trips out of London was to Wales, returning via Bath. Our road trip from Swansea to Bath included the Wye Valley, with Tintern Abbey the highlight where we stopped for lunch and a look around. We avoided the tourist trap tour and took our photos from the outside in. The abbey is renowned in art and poetry. This is what wiki has to say about its history:

“Tintern Abbey was founded on 9 May 1131 by Walter de Clare, Lord of Chepstow. It is situated adjacent to the village of Tintern in Monmouthshire, on the Welsh bank of the River Wye, which at this location forms the border between Monmouthshire in Wales and Gloucestershire in England.The abbey fell into ruin after the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century.”

It seemed a good opportunity to practice an impressionist photography technique we had seen on You Tube, by English photographer Andrew Grey. We have more practise to do but it was a start.

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