by Elisa, Bective Abbey, Ireland, 1999:
I like the play of dark and pink on the sky and the deep green of the grass. This is something you can only find in that places, thanks to the abunding rains... at least there is something good in the rain!
Bective Abbey (Irish: Mainistir Bheigthí) is a Cistercian abbey on the River Boyne in County Meath, in Ireland. The abbey founded by Murchad O'Maeil-Sheachlainn in 1147 as a 'daughter house' of Mellifont Abbey. Although nothing remains except old ruins and walls, it is in a remarkable state of preservation. Bective Abbey is easy to find thanks to many sign posts along the way and it sets in the middle of a farmer's pasture. You get access to the grounds by climbing through a small hole in a gate. A short stroll across the field take you to the wall of the Abbey, over which you must climb. (From Wikipedia)