Monday, March 30, 2009

Photo of the Week--3/23/09

We made a spring trip to Wales and visited Tintern Abbey, which those English majors among you may remember as the setting for a lengthy poem by Wordsworth ("Lines composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey on revisiting the banks of the Wye Valley during a tour, July 13, 1798"). Strangely enough, the poem never describes the building itself, but contemplates the natural beauty of the river valley. (Or maybe it's not strange, knowing Wordsworth's affinity for the natural world.) In any case, I found the ruins just as beautiful, set against the green green grass (O! for green grass here!) and the misty skies.

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