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  • The Chapter House at the New Clairvaux  monastery is located in the middle of a walnut orchard in Vina, Calif., January 2, 2013. The Chapter House is built from 12th century stones from the Chapter House of Ovila in Spain. Originally purchased by William Randolph Hearst, they were left abandoned in Golden Gate Park for over 60 years.
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  • A sign at the New Clairvaux  monastery in Vina, Calif., January 2, 2013. The Chapter House is built from 12th century stones from the Chapter House of Ovila in Spain. Originally purchased by William Randolph Hearst, they were left abandoned in Golden Gate Park for over 60 years.
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  • The New Clairvaux Abbot Paul Mark Schwan walks at their monastery in Vina, Calif., January 2, 2013. Their Chapter House is built from 12th century stones from the Chapter House of Ovila in Spain. Originally purchased by William Randolph Hearst, they were left abandoned in Golden Gate Park for over 60 years.
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  • The New Clairvaux Abbot Paul Mark Schwan walks at their monastery in Vina, Calif., January 2, 2013. Their Chapter House is built from 12th century stones from the Chapter House of Ovila in Spain. Originally purchased by William Randolph Hearst, they were left abandoned in Golden Gate Park for over 60 years.
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  • The New Clairvaux Abbey "chapter house" in Vina, Calif. is made from 800-year-old-stones from a Spanish medieval monastery.
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  • Pam Sparks touches one of the 12th century stones from the Chapter House of Ovila in Spain used to build the Chapter House at the New Clairvaux monastery in Vina, Calif., January 2, 2013. The stones were purchased by William Randolph Hearst, but then left abandoned in Golden Gate Park for over 60 years.
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