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The Abbaye de Jumièges

Just picking up a few missing threads from our pilgrimage as we leave the ancient but extremely wet duchy of Normandy.  Of the great Benedictine Abbey of Jumièges only ruins remain, but splendid ruins nevertheless.  It is hard to imagine what evil spirit caused the vandalism that tore these ancients stones apart less than two and half centuries ago. Something to ponder as we gasp in horror at the destruction visited by Isis today against even more ancient treasures.