monochrome madness 2-25 at Muckross Abbey

A bit late again and this will be my last post until I get home and can sort through all my images of these magical places!!- and have a better internet connection.

In a monastery garden

monastery courtyard

I could imagine what the Franciscan monks must have sounded like as they sang their chants and vespers in the halls and gardens of this ancient and sacred place. Walking along the vaulted upper floor and having once been in the church choir, I actually burst into a Kyrie eleison  that the monks may have sung back in the 1400’s. The resonant echo was like having an angel counterpart in accompaniment if I don’t say so myself!- 😀 At least I hope so!

monastery
monastery light

Please visit leanne Cole’s monochrome madness for some wonderful images

Gregoian chant – mass of the angels Kyrie

27 Comments Add yours

  1. sheldonk2014 says:

    I love the chants as I look at your beautiful pictures
    As always Sheldon

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    1. Many thanks dear friend!! ( I have a love of old monasteries- I must have been a monk or nun in a former life!)

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  2. DG MARYOGA says:

    Celestial photos,Divine Light,dear Cybele!Most intriguing and inspirational old places imbued with spirituality and awe!Have a safe trip back home my friend ~ looking forward to your future posts 🙂 xxx
    PS : I particularly like the second photo with the pale golden hues!

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    1. Thank you Doda!! I’m home again and need a few days to recuperate!! I so appreciate your lovely comments my friend!

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      1. DG MARYOGA says:

        Good morning Cybele Dear!I know how you feel,it’s the anticlimax after such fabulous travels.It will take several days,now, just relax and live with the vibrant colours of your memories ~ Memory has colours!Hasn’t it ?
        ♥ Hope you & Nick enjoy a peaceful Sunday ♥ ~ Doda xxx

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      2. thanks Doda- I am resting up and slowly getting back to the reality!! lol

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  3. What a wonderfully haunting place! Enjoy the rest of your trip and have a safe journey home 🙂

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    1. Thank you Andrea- I just got home – not feeling great but the places we visited were so beautiful!

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  4. Very intense! Well done. Enjoy your trip.

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    1. thanks Lizzie- hope to chat soon!

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  5. This is so beautiful, hope you are having a wonderful time!

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    1. thanks Lore- just got home and now sick!! But it was so wonderful!

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  6. Sue says:

    Love the monastery garden shot, full of mystery and Cybele darkness! Looking forward to more…… And how lovely that you could sing to yourself (I can not sing 😦 )

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    1. Many thanks Sue- sorry it’s taken awhile! I love to sing in the shower!! 😀

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  7. Love the top IR image. It feels dreamy and magical.
    I wish I was there to have heard you break out into a Kyrie eleison. 🙂

    Talk to you when you return. Safe journey!

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    1. thanks so much Deborah! I am not feeling well at the moment but will catch up with you! Yes the place had a wonderful resonance- not sure how good my singing was!! 😀

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      1. OH NO! I hope you’re feeling much better by now. I’m sorry for the late response. I was totally offline while at sea.

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      2. thanks Deborah, I’ve been struggling!! Being totally offline is a good thing too!!

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  8. lauramacky says:

    Oh I loveeeee!!

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    1. many thanks Laura!! I’m home now but I have a flu bug or something!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        Oh no!! I find that happens to me a lot after I’m on an airplane. Hope you feel better real soon.

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      2. thank you Laura dear!! Yes I think those recycled germs are horrible lol!

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      3. lauramacky says:

        Ewwwwe!!! Cooties!!!

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  9. Super mages, Cybele. “In a Monastery Garden” reminded me of a piece of music I used to play on the piano years ago. 🙂

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    1. So pleased you like them Sylvia- I think I know the piece you mentioned!

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