Villers-la-ville an impression

by Berckmans Peter May. 01, 2018 352 views

Today I will post a few more pictures of this ruined abbey. It is just an impression of this place on a gray day, and I could not use the tripod there was fair going on and there were a lot of people, so it was a bit of a challenge to find photos with no people on.

But first a short history. It was founded in 1146 when a abbot and 12 monks together with 5 laymen were send out to start a monastry. It hightime was in the 13th century when there were about a 100 monks and 300 laymen. Than it went in decay and they had to leave it a few times for their own safety. The times were not that stabile. In the 18th centurey it was again booming until in 1796 under the French it was sold for buildingmaterials. But the ruins attrackted always the an audience because it was considered romantic and that is what saved it. Nowadays they are doing more conservation than restauration. what I like; so here is a small impression of this huge place.

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 5 months ago

Nice work, Peter! Love all the creative perspectives, lighting & variety!

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 5 months ago

This place gets your photo bugs going

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 5 months ago

I can just imagine!!!

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Heike 2 years, 5 months ago

Great shots, Peter ! This old historic places really have their own charme. I'm always awe-inspired at such places.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Heike 2 years, 5 months ago

It is quite a place, hope to visit it with almost no people

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Heike Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 5 months ago

That's always the problem, all this wonderful places are also known by others...smile

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

Remnants of history. Impressive pictures Peter

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

Thank you Antonio,one of my favourite places here

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 6 months ago

What an inspiring set!
Must be interesting to photograph this place again and again in different light and different seasons.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 6 months ago

In the autumn or winter we go back and hope that there are no people and clear air with lovely light

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 6 months ago

Warm golden light in autumn and blue cold light in winter - yes, that would be perfect!

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