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. Ruth, do you ever sleep? Blue Ridge Pkwy is gorgeous, quiet, deserted. Beautiful church!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

    • 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.”

      • Yes Bernard,

        There are those of us new to the site who need to hear your witness?

  4. 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.
    Belgium, Europe

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

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