Monday, February 1, 2010

EMPS 75 -- Peaceful places









Today's Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot is about peaceful places, and one of the most peaceful I've ever come upon is the Mt. Angel Abbey in Mt. Angel, Oregon. It is on top of a rounded hill that sticks out in the valley, which is flat all around it. There may be a fault line under it, as the 1993 earthquake was centered there. No damage was done to the Abbey at that time, though. I loved the place so much that one day I talked for a while to a monk, and I tried writing a book called "Sanctuary" that was set there, sometime in the future, but it didn't turn out very well. Still, Mt. Angel has been a place where I could stop and reflect and look at the valley below and all around it.

Mt. Angel Abbey

For more peaceful places, go to Ellipsis, my friend Carly's blog, and see what other bloggers have done with the subject. Their URL's will be in the comments, while URL's for last week's are in the body of the blog.

7 comments:

Mike said...

I like the way the sunlight cuts across the front. Looks like a peaceful place.

Jama said...

Places of worship is always the peaceful place to be, always so serene!

Spiderdama said...

Looks like a peaceful place..I like the shot with warm colors:-)
Have a great day!

Carly said...

Hi Suzanne :)

It is a beautiful place, and from your description I can almost feel like I am there. Peaceful and quiet. Lovely.

:) Carly

ert08kenda said...

Happy New Year~~!!!............................................................

Carolyn Ford said...

Very nice...the sunlight indicates the peacefulness of those magnical times of day when the sun is low. That alone can create a quiet peaceful mood. The gentle sounds in and around an abbey can create a beauty beyond words. I am not Buddhist, but, I have found in my travels to Japan and Korea that being near a mountain Buddhist temple is another one of those places of peacefulness. The chanting of the monks is an over whelming mood change for me...beautiful.

Martha's Menagerie said...

I can't think of anything more peaceful :-)