by Alessandro Gho December. 28, 2007 11375 views

King’s College Chapel (Cambridge, UK) is an example of late Gothic architecture; it was built over a period of 100 years in three stages.

The architect was Reginald Ely, who was commissioned in 1444. The first stone of the Chapel was laid on St James' Day, July 25, 1446. By the end of the reign of Richard III (1485), despite the Wars of the Roses, five bays had been completed and a timber roof erected. Henry VII visited in 1506, paying for the work to resume. In 1515, under Henry VIII, the building was complete but the great windows had yet to be made.

The windows of King's College Chapel are some of the finest in the world from their era. There are 12 large windows on each side of the chapel, and larger windows at the east and west ends. The Chapel also features the world’s largest fan vault and the painting “The Adoration of the Magi” by Rubens.

The world-famous Chapel choir consists of choral scholars (male students from the college) and choristers (boys educated at the nearby King’s College School). The choir sings has broadcast its Nine Lessons and Carols on the BBC from the Chapel on Christmas Eve for many decades.

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Whitecotton 12 years, 6 months ago


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Avalon 12 years, 7 months ago

Split my infinitives... Compelling photos!!! It is an unusual place...

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Jack 12 years, 7 months ago

Extraordinary! I like the first most. Add to my favorites:-)

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Jannemec 13 years ago

Great set!

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Anna Hristova 13 years ago

Abosolutelly beautiful stunning set!!!what a different prospective!! great great great!

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Francesc 13 years, 1 month ago

It was one of the most interesting places I have visited.....very nice photos.

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Emme Tan 13 years, 3 months ago

love the last shot just wonderful

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Fali 13 years, 3 months ago

i love this post
the last picture and picture number 7 and 9 are my favs
rest too are gr8!

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Pandodo 13 years, 3 months ago

great series

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Cristina 13 years, 3 months ago

Wow!!! really dark.....but i loved it

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Mintra 13 years, 3 months ago

Gothic, perfect heading and as for the pictures, I am LOST for words:)

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Agodashi 13 years, 3 months ago

Fantastic set, excellent atmosphere, love all of them!

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Shell Smith 13 years, 3 months ago

Utterly, utterly wonderful! This is the sort of architecture photography I aspire to! 4 is my favourite. What sort of camera/lenses do you use?

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Mireia* 13 years, 3 months ago

perfect work! amazings photos

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Justii 13 years, 3 months ago

the 7 and 10 is my favorite

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Roxanne 13 years, 4 months ago

very stoic & serious feeling, nice

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Irena Frã¶Hlichovã¡ 13 years, 4 months ago

Gorgeous set in beautiful colors, and great work

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Jorge Cardoso 13 years, 4 months ago

[i]flipado and I[/i] went to the "forum / suggestions and feedback /critiques feature" to say that we are 100% in favour of that improvement to our photoblogsite!!

... but today you are just getting a comment from me! :)

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Lisa 13 years, 4 months ago

These are magnificent! Fantastic tones and detail. I added #7 to my favorites.

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David Cardona 13 years, 4 months ago

Awesome perspective! Great composition. Sublime!

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Shengli Chen 13 years, 4 months ago

Love them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the most beautiful church architectures I've seen.....

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Rodolphe Eneida 13 years, 4 months ago

Really talented set. Looks like you could not have better captured
that place and when it comes to take pictures in a church it is not easy not to stick to the same and usual snapshots.
My favourite is #5 but all are wonderful.


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Al 13 years, 4 months ago

OMG! I'd like to choose the best picture but I can't . All of them are amazing! Wow... great set.
Greetings! ;-)

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Chris 13 years, 4 months ago

Excellent!! #1 are majestic and the others so beautiful..... Thanks for sharing the history with us. Happy New Year..

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Itzhar Shahnaz 13 years, 4 months ago

beautiful set, the last picture takes the cake for me. the way the light falls and enters the room, its an awesome shot...beautiful work!

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Fionarobinson 13 years, 4 months ago

i love the colour and structures

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K C Ng 13 years, 4 months ago

Wow great architecture!!
I like most of the photos:))

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Tutufoto 13 years, 4 months ago

Amazing!!! happy new year

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Martina Korosec 13 years, 4 months ago

good set. very well captured details. special like #7

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Nacho "Goam" Garcia 13 years, 4 months ago

Amazing fav. the last one!!!

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Jenn 13 years, 4 months ago

Wow!! Gorgeous, intricate set. Love the lighting. Hard to pick a favorite, but I think I like #10 best.

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Lynda 13 years, 4 months ago

Wonderful set.

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Mario Jean 13 years, 4 months ago

Truly fabulous series.
I really love how dark and detailed these shots are.
The subtle color splashes here and there are beautiful.
#2, 4 &10 are my favs.

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