I have just come back from a visit to Muchelney Abbey in the Somerset Levels (near Langport, Somerset, in the UK). Some of the buildings are perfectly preserved and full of mediaeval architecture. I loved the floor tiles best - such lovely patterns and colours. Muchelney equals 'great island' and the abbey -much of it destroyed by King Henry VIII during his dissolution of the monastries) sits on this tiny highpoint of land, surrounded - then - by wetlands and marshes.
Wild Somerset Child - you've just painted a perfect picture for me (minus King Henry's mania). I too, love the tiles - lions and heraldic images, well-worn and faded with time. It always makes me wonder who walked there before me.Thank you for sharing your journey!
Lovely! You are the queen of lovely!
Jno - Thank you so much!! I think I get help from my shopping mojo.
Now I am trying to figure out how to paint designs on all of my garden buckets and watering cans.