Friday, 14 June 2013

An Early English Building That Prefigures Catalan Modernism

© English Heritage
Was it built by a Spanish monk? Waverley Abbey was the foundation abbey of the Cistercian Order in England in 1148. They are a Roman Catholic Order of enclosed monks and nuns (Trappists). Austere as their order is, they must have delighted in the sinuous naturalistic beauty their builders gave them. The Abbey lies 2 miles SE of Farnham in Surrey.

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