The view of the countryside from the tower. That was my second tower to climb up. It was more narrow than the first, darker, very damp and on one level you had to walk through a dark, narrow walkway with a huge wooden door padlocked, but through which I could see what must have been a room formerly housing the abbey's bells.
One of the walkways in the abbey.
See the many beautiful carvings in the stone? Every pillar had a story carved in pictures on it. Most were Bible stories, but oddly enough there were a few Greek myths as well. Possibly because the abbey took so long to build that the designs must have changed at least once, maybe more.