St. Michael's Tower - Glastonbury Tor Metal Print

St. Michael's Tower - Glastonbury Tor Metal Print

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St. Michael's Tower - Glastonbury Tor Metal Print by Mark Tisdale.

This Glastonbury Tor metal print features St. Michael's Tower which sits at the top of the ancient tor. The site of Glastonbury Tor is shrouded in legends and it's been suggested that it is Avalon from the King Arthur myths. Glastonbury Tor is surrounded by the Somerset Levels, an area similar to the fens of East Anglia. And like the fens, it was a watery landscape before the land was drained and reclaimed in the Middle Ages. So, Glastonbury Tor would have once been an island, like Avalon.

It appears Glastonbury Tor has had a sacred role extending into prehistory, but St. Michael's Tower and its Christian heritage is comparatively recent. The first St. Michael's Church was built in the 11th or 12th century. The tower that stands at the summit of the tor today is all that remains from a 14th century church that was demolished during the Dissolution of the Monasteries during the reign of Henry VIII. The ruins of this old church make a beautiful if imposing presence looming ahead of you on the path up Glastonbury Tor.

I've only had the pleasure of visiting Glastonbury Tor once (so far) but the place really made an impression on me. If you've been, you likely know the ineffable feeling of the past that seems to fill the air. And I feel this Glastonbury Tor metal art print has captured some of the mood of the location. It's been among my more popular UK images across the years. And it's certainly a personal favorite of mine.

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