Syon Abbey, Copper Hill, Virginia

Syon Abbey’s groundbreaking took place in 2002.You’re driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway and then you see it across a huge green field.  I didn’t realize it was built so recently.

I thought the downed fence in front added some depth to the image.

11 thoughts on “Syon Abbey, Copper Hill, Virginia

  1. I was on the Blue Ridge Parkway about 30 years ago. It’s a beautiful drive full of the most wonderful scenery! I love this picture!

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  2. Beautiful picture to be sure but too bad that the place is not what it seems – I was a member of this community for 23 years!

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    • Bernard Fitzpatrick,
      You were a member of the community for twenty-three years?

      I would be interested in hearing more: including, if you would be so kind, please explain what you mean when you say, “Too bad the place is not what it seems.”

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  3. Dear,

    Could you give me the exact map coordinates. I want to view it with google maps/earth but the address given Abbey Way 135 can be located with google and I am now searching for more than an hour and still can not find it.
    Peter
    Belgium, Europe

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    • Hello. I just photographed it from the Blue Ridge Parkway while on a vacation and don’t have that detailed information.
      Sorry.
      Best,
      Ruth

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