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Majesty

By Philip_H
King's College Chapel, King's College, University of Cambridge.

The chapel is considered to be one of the finest English examples of late Perpendicular Gothic architecture. The chapel itself was built in phases by a succession of Kings of England from 1446 to 1515, and features the world's largest fan vault, constructed between 1512 and 1515 by master mason John Wastell. However, the chapel's large stained glass windows were not completed until 1531.

The large, wooden screen, which separates the nave from the choir and supports the chapel organ, was erected in 1532-36 by King Henry VIII of England in celebration of his marriage to Anne Boleyn. The screen is an example of early Renaissance architecture, which is a striking contrast to the Perpendicular Gothic chapel, and it was said to be "the most exquisite piece of Italian decoration surviving in England", by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'King's Head' - all very much appreciated.

Best wishes,
Philip

Tags: Screen Architecture Renaissance Chapel Tudor Organ Kings college Stained glass windows Kings college chapel University of cambridge Perpendicular gothic Fan vault

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NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2013 6:16PM
Stunning architecture indeed Phillip, so wonderfully captured.

Regards Nathan Grin

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
28 Feb 2013 6:21PM
A superb example of English excellence in architecture many moons ago ! I have a soft spot for Anne Boleyn and it is so good to see something done in honour of her ! A great capture !!
28 Feb 2013 6:32PM
wot a lotta lines .......................
ColleenA Plus
4 322 4 Australia
28 Feb 2013 6:33PM
A great image and interesting write up
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
28 Feb 2013 6:41PM
A wonderful interior capture, Philip, and a fascinating write-up. Carol
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
28 Feb 2013 6:41PM
Very majestic, and you've got be humming Christmas Carols now! SmileSmile

Dave
28 Feb 2013 7:03PM

Quote:Very majestic, and you've got be humming Christmas Carols now! SmileSmile

Dave



Oh! hell, Oh! hell TongueWink
Mrsbass 4 2 1 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2013 8:02PM
Wonderful architecture, beautifully presented.
nonur Plus
8 17 11 Turkey
28 Feb 2013 9:07PM
Super workmanship, great capture, Philip.
HELANA 6 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2013 9:42PM
Wonderful architecture image Philip, they do not make them like it anymore. Beautiful windows too,graet shot.
ElenaSmile
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
28 Feb 2013 9:51PM
As always you've produced a wonderfully detailed and composed image of some amazing and beautiful architecture. Fascinating info too. I recall as a visitng student a very long time ago standing outside in the early morning and hearing the choir. Wonderful!

Ann
Suzicoo 4 480 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2013 10:09PM
Like your composition on this one, it works well
Suzicoo

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