Wonders of the World – Fountains Abbey, England.
When the great Lords and Ladies of Britain went on the Italian Grand Tour they were captivated by the enigmatic Roman ruins in Rome and the rest of Italy. On their return the Lords and Ladies started building ruins in their English landscape gardens to create enigmatic vistas of their own. Some Lords were lucky though as they has real ruins to build their gardens around. This is how Fountains Abbey became the show piece of Studley Royal Water Garden. So important is the design of this garden that it is a World Heritage Site. So spectacular are its views that they have been captivating people ever since it was made in the early 18th century.I hope you enjoy the photo” Paul Williams