Wednesday News Snippet: More Gorgeous Places to See in London
A Repurposed Chapel to Make You Say Wow – This was built to be a chapel though it was never consecrated. A totally secular place now it’s absolutely amazing. When the original building to which it was attached was torn down, part of the development agreement was that this had to be saved.
When they open the door, you can hardly believe your eyes. It’s as if a side chapel has been nicked from St Mark’s in Venice and parachuted into utterly secular surroundings. Light bounces off a vaulted ceiling of dazzling gold mosaic. Gothic stained glass windows gleam with saints and physicians – sometimes both – and an aisle of pale blue mosaic tiles glides up to something that looks remarkably like an altar rail and altar.
Keep scrolling down in the article to see pictures of decorated chapels in the UK and a few from around the world.
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