Inside look at Gothic Revival

Many of you wanted to see the inside of Lancing College Chapel (from my previous post) — so here goes!

The chapel is very tall and narrow

With a lovely vaulted roof.

Window_roof

At the centre of the soaring pillars

Is the famous Rose Window,

Made out of more than 30,000 pieces of stained glass.

Organ_window 2

The hallway as you enter the chapel

Has a colourful roof

Roof

And a more modern stained glass window

That was dedicated by Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 2007

In honour of a Bishop, who was a former Lancing College pupil.

Modern stained glass

I can’t let you go without showing you

The beautiful warm stone of the chapel

In the lovely green setting of the South Downs.

Sky scene copy

For more interiors, please visit: Our World.

109 responses

  1. Beautiful images of the Lancing College Chapel, it is more that can be said.

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    February 9, 2015 at 14:44

  2. miyahde

    Dearest Lady fi; How GORGEOUS Lancing College Chapel chapel is☆☆☆ Love the soaring pillars and Rose Window: and the South Downs is SO beautiful in your picture♡♡♡
    ps. Thank you so much for your sweet comment to my previous post.

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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    February 9, 2015 at 14:56

  3. Wonderful gothic aspects of the interior and the landscape of South Downs… I think I catched a “movement” as vision at the first picture… of course is a visual effect I guess related with the dimension of view displayed… not sure of… but anyway so interesting!! Warm greetings!

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    February 9, 2015 at 15:21

  4. Such an impressive structure – beautiful shots Fiona!

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    February 9, 2015 at 15:23

  5. That is fabulous! I would love to visit there.

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    February 9, 2015 at 15:31

  6. The interior of the chapel is gorgeous!! I love the light coming in the windows!

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    February 9, 2015 at 15:40

  7. Wow…..!

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    February 9, 2015 at 15:48

  8. That seem like so much more than a chapel!

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    February 9, 2015 at 16:19

  9. Wow, that’s gorgeous! I love the stained glass windows.

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    February 9, 2015 at 16:21

  10. WOW, it is magnificent. 🙂

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    February 9, 2015 at 16:56

  11. Ron

    Fiona, I let out an audible *gasp* when I viewed these AMAZING photographs! OMG…the first two of the faulted rood are just STUNNING!

    And I could literally stare at that final photographs for hours. Breathtaking, my friend. Absolutely breathtaking!

    Thanks a bunch for sharing and have a super Monday!
    X

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    February 9, 2015 at 17:03

  12. joy

    so lovely! That place remind me of the church in Barcelona:)

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    February 9, 2015 at 17:21

  13. daryledelstein

    oh my these are fabulous .. thank you

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    February 9, 2015 at 17:27

  14. The lines of the walls and the hanging lights add to the height in a most majestic manner. Whew! Gorgeous! 🙂

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    February 9, 2015 at 17:33

  15. Impressive indeed!

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    February 9, 2015 at 17:45

  16. The shimmering images makes me shudder with the glory of it all!

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    February 9, 2015 at 17:46

  17. Beautiful!!!

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    February 9, 2015 at 18:14

  18. Mac

    The last stained glass is my fav. Love the landscape, last shot, too.

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    February 9, 2015 at 18:24

  19. Such a hauntingly beautiful monument…..thank you for sharing this fascinating beauty.
    -Jennifer

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    February 9, 2015 at 18:31

  20. love the vaulting, but the setting is the winner!

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    February 9, 2015 at 18:40

  21. The play of light is a stunning accent to this amazing and beautiful church. Thanks for sharing these and the landscape which surrounds it.

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    February 9, 2015 at 18:41

  22. Stunningly beautiful – even the modern window!

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    February 9, 2015 at 19:09

    • I love that modern window!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      February 10, 2015 at 05:49

  23. What a stunning piece of interior architecture, it’s simply breathtakingly beautiful. And the exterior shots are gorgeous..you must be longing to go back with your camera to take even more shots.

    Jen

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    February 9, 2015 at 19:34

  24. What incredible beauty — inside and out!

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    February 9, 2015 at 19:52

  25. Pat

    Magnificent perspective for the first and very beautiful frames !! we perceive light beams passing through the inside – Very nice set!

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    February 9, 2015 at 19:59

  26. So extraordinary. But I must say I think the last photo is the most beautiful – all the magnificent rich art of the countryside 🙂

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    February 9, 2015 at 20:02

    • That last shot is my favourite too.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      February 10, 2015 at 05:40

  27. This is truly spine tingling artistically and architecturally. It is like walking into a dream or a movie set that you suddenly realize is incredibly real.
    Also, like the new phrase in the header. The words can be pondered again and again and reveal new insights.

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    February 9, 2015 at 21:12

  28. Amazing photos!

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    February 9, 2015 at 21:39

  29. It is truly magnificent …
    Wonderful shots 🙂

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    February 9, 2015 at 23:24

  30. Incredibly beautiful! The inside and out shots are amazing.

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    February 9, 2015 at 23:30

  31. I cannot even imagine seeing anything so magnificent!!!!…:)JP

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    February 9, 2015 at 23:58

  32. Great shots of the beautiful chapel.

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    February 10, 2015 at 00:15

  33. Your photos are so crisp, clean, and rich with colours. Wonderful.

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    February 10, 2015 at 01:13

  34. Heartstirringly beautiful.

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    February 10, 2015 at 02:18

  35. Thanks, Fiona, for showing us the inside… WOW—how gorgeous is that… I love the rose window –and the colorful ceiling/roof… Awesome… ALL of it. thanks!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    February 10, 2015 at 03:02

  36. Such beautiful and intricate architecture and I like the last photo showing the church in its landscape setting.

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    February 10, 2015 at 03:18

  37. Love all the lines and shapes and colors. Wonderfully cool!!

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    February 10, 2015 at 03:20

  38. What a beautiful chapel, thanks for sharing.

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    February 10, 2015 at 03:25

  39. calvin

    The photographs leave one nothing short of verklempt. When am in such places I cannot help feel that am inside a gigantic paradisaical whale; odd am I not.

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    February 10, 2015 at 03:39

    • You’re not odd — you’re unique!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      February 10, 2015 at 05:23

  40. Well, these are absolutely breathtaking, when I look up into these pictures a sense of wonder pours over me.

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    February 10, 2015 at 03:52

  41. Wow, I was hoping that you would have some interior shots. They are beautiful. I also loved the last shot.

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    February 10, 2015 at 04:05

  42. sylviakirk

    Oh, I do agree with Yogi and these are awesome indeed!! Thank you so much for sharing them, Fiona!! Superb!!

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    February 10, 2015 at 05:26

  43. Such a lovely chapel with it’s upward sweep, lovely rose wheel window and those well designed lights that enhance rather than clash with that rise to heaven. It sits like a beacon in the green downs. Lovely.

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    February 10, 2015 at 05:34

  44. Beautiful shots! Love the colourful interiors 🙂 But its the last one that is my favourite! — lush green lawn, dark clouds..just the perfect day 🙂

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    February 10, 2015 at 05:49

  45. Architecture is one of the most awe inspiring art forms. Absolutely amazing!

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    February 10, 2015 at 06:31

  46. What an amazing structure! The narrowness of this church make sit seems to reach even higher into the sky. Your photos are so crystal clear, Fiona. Beautiful

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    February 10, 2015 at 06:56

  47. foto straordinarie di una grandissima e preziosa eleganza!
    buon giorno cara

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    February 10, 2015 at 07:09

  48. indrani

    Gorgeous interiors. I love seeing such stuffs.

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    February 10, 2015 at 07:31

  49. What amazing architecture and l love that coloured roof. How lovely to have dedicated a stained glass window to Archbishop Desmond Tutu. I love the view outside as well.

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    February 10, 2015 at 08:05

  50. Lovely pictures, architecture, shapes and forms!

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    February 10, 2015 at 09:12

  51. What a beautiful cathedral !

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    February 10, 2015 at 09:41

  52. So impressive! Beautiful !

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    February 10, 2015 at 11:14

  53. So grand! I liked the modern stained glass in honour of Bishop Desmond Tutu.

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    February 10, 2015 at 11:18

  54. Wow! Very beautiful. The hallway photo is breathtakingly beautiful. I feel weight of the history. Thanks for sharing.

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    February 10, 2015 at 11:42

  55. Truly. Stunning.

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    February 10, 2015 at 11:47

  56. stunning! A wonderful idea to have a section of stained glass in honor of Bishop Desmond Tutu.

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    February 10, 2015 at 11:48

  57. Majestic and beautiful both inside and outside! My favorite photo is the last one.

    Yoko

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    February 10, 2015 at 12:36

  58. wowww that’s a stunning ceiling. The designs so intricately done. You have captured them really well.
    Wollongong Harbour

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    February 10, 2015 at 12:40

  59. Beautiful images of the chapel.. The Rose Window is just stunning.. And the last shot is beautiful… What a pretty place.. Lovely photos, have a happy week!

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    February 10, 2015 at 12:52

  60. ce vitrail est magnifique

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    February 10, 2015 at 12:55

  61. That amount of stained glass? Wow vast and beautiful.

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    February 10, 2015 at 13:51

  62. That is a very spectacular chapel, it is lovely to see the contrast between the ornate interior and the simple green grass outside of the South Downs. I love the colour in your photos.
    Have a great week
    Wren x

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    February 10, 2015 at 14:00

  63. OMG that is so beautiful and stunning and…. I once saw a PBS/BBC special on how they designed and built those towering vaulted churches and it was fascinating!

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    February 10, 2015 at 14:47

  64. Beautiful photos, wonderful cathedral! I love these pictures!

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    February 10, 2015 at 16:02

  65. wow, it is beautiful….i love the architecture…the stone work…the art of the spine of that roof…and the color in the glass….

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    February 10, 2015 at 16:05

  66. This one is gorgeous from inside!
    Simple and elegant, but still with a lot of details.
    Love the modern stained glass window!
    Have a fine day
    【ツ】Knipsa

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    February 10, 2015 at 16:12

  67. Oh man, wow! Lovely images. I so miss church/cathedrals/Doms/Abbies with window panes like these.

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    February 10, 2015 at 16:46

  68. Such a gorgeous Chapel/Cathedral! Love those stained glass windows.

    Hi Fi,
    You will be pleased to know that the Zoo I visited has no bars. It’s an Open Range Zoo with many many acres of area for these endangered animals to roam as they please. 🙂 I don’t like caged animals either. Our tour was more like a safari into their domain. Some of the animals are quite tame as they have been hand-reared as part of breeding programs due to being “extinct in the wild”.
    Thanks for your visits to my blog. I enjoy every comment. 🙂

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    February 10, 2015 at 17:04

    • Sounds much better for the animals. Thanks for letting me know.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      February 10, 2015 at 17:15

  69. Beautiful pictures of the church.
    I love the stained glass windows.
    Beautiful landscape in the last photo.
    Best regards, Irma

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    February 10, 2015 at 17:05

  70. Lovely gothic photography ~ always wonderful photos here ~

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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    February 10, 2015 at 17:08

  71. Oh wow, each photo is to be admired greatly. Fabulous shots!

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    February 10, 2015 at 18:16

  72. Amazing interiors.

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    February 10, 2015 at 18:35

  73. Every bit of it is breathtaking! Stunning images, Lady Fi!

    Lindy

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    February 10, 2015 at 18:37

  74. Ela

    That is so gorgeous ! Amaizng pictures !
    Greetings

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    February 10, 2015 at 19:53

  75. Breathtaking! The window is just amazing. I would sit through any length of sermon just for a chance to gaze longer.

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    February 10, 2015 at 20:40

  76. The image series is just breathtaking…I like the fact you blew them up it gives a much better sense of perspective.

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    February 10, 2015 at 20:45

  77. These are amazing!

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    February 10, 2015 at 21:27

  78. A brooding landscape shot! The inside architectural photos reminded me of a kaleidoscope. So lovely!

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    February 11, 2015 at 00:54

  79. Al

    That’s a fantastic interior.

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    February 11, 2015 at 01:56

  80. Thank you for sharing the inside and a bit of history with us. AMAZING!! 🙂

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    February 11, 2015 at 03:22

  81. Every little bit is beautiful!

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    February 11, 2015 at 05:58

  82. Oh, that is so beautiful! Wow!

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    February 11, 2015 at 06:17

  83. Wow, oh, wow! Such amazing beauty! Thank you for sharing both in and out of this building.

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    February 11, 2015 at 07:17

  84. Definitely gorgeous church and a stunning series. Greetings from the Netherlands, Joke

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    February 11, 2015 at 12:31

  85. Marvelous!!

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    February 11, 2015 at 14:38

  86. Hi Lady Fi, Simply wonderful photos! The first one **At the centre of the soaring pillars** is stunning! Very nice work. John

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    February 11, 2015 at 15:33

  87. WOW!!!

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    February 11, 2015 at 15:56

  88. Your photos do the beautiful chapel justice.

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    February 11, 2015 at 16:18

  89. Absolutely stunning, particularly that last picture. Have a lovely Wednesday.

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    February 11, 2015 at 16:27

  90. Don

    That “rose” stain glass is gorgeous. It’s an amazingly complex piece of art work.

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    February 11, 2015 at 17:08

  91. Absolutely beautiful…. we do have some amazing buildings in this country

    mollyxxx

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    February 11, 2015 at 18:53

  92. Beyond glorious! Your photos are amazing as always. What a lovely place!

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    February 11, 2015 at 19:00

  93. I especially like the stained glass window. We had stained glass in our windows when I was a child and I loved the way they coloured the light.

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    February 11, 2015 at 23:35

  94. Pat

    Fabulous!

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    February 12, 2015 at 01:31

  95. what details and beauty 🙂

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    February 12, 2015 at 07:52

  96. Chapels and churches in Europe are just beautiful!

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    February 12, 2015 at 10:21

  97. Lynn

    What a gorgeous, peaceful place. I could sit and gaze at that last photo forever.

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    February 12, 2015 at 12:26

  98. amazing roof!!!

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    February 12, 2015 at 12:39

  99. Regal and majestic! 🙂

    Greetings from London.

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    February 12, 2015 at 14:48

  100. Oh WOW it is as beautiful as I imagined. fabulous images too. Thanks for sharing.

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    February 13, 2015 at 02:28

  101. Stunningly beautiful inside and out!

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    February 13, 2015 at 08:33

  102. Don

    There’s something profoundly awe-inspiring about Gothic Architecture. Magnificent images.

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    February 13, 2015 at 13:21

  103. Mind blowing.
    Absolutely stunning images.
    Heavenly. xx

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    February 13, 2015 at 13:49

  104. You’ve probably read all the superlatives about the photos of the chapel. I agree with each one. Really nice work!

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    February 19, 2015 at 06:12

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