An abbey has stood on this site since the year 960. There are over 3300 people interred within the walls of the abbey, including kings and queens, the famous and the infamous. It is a most extraordinary sight. You must step lightly, because in any given space you may be walking on the grave of a poet or a patriot. I discovered the grave of my favourite 17th century poet, Aphra Behn, in the hallway floor of the Cloisters. Many people tread upon it without even noticing.
|Mrs. Aphra Behn|
Dyed April 16
'Here lies a Proof that Wit can never be
Defence enough against Mortality'.
|The Abbey from the perspective of the Palace of Westminister|
|The Main Entrance together with grounds filled with tourists|
|St. Margaret's Church on the left, better known as the church of the House of Commons.|
|The Cloisters - green space within the heart of the Abbey grounds.|
|An important remembrance on the grounds near the west door of the Abbey.|
|An invocation for all, on the wall near the west door.|
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All Photographs Copyright©J.Geraghty-Gorman 2011.