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Saturday, 25 June 2011

The Queen's Chapel

Another of those wee gems you stumble upon from time to time. The Queen's chapel was built between 1623 and 1627 when it became the private chapel of Charles I bride Henrietta Maria of France. It's small and gives the sense of peace and serenity I guess the ruling monarch might like away from all the pomp and ceremony. Here the ruling monarch reigns supreme. The clergy here are appointed or fired or whatever by the monarch. The Bishop of Canterbury has no jurisdiction here.

5 comments:

jabblog said...

That looks such a pleasant road. Is it pedestrianised or were you just lucky not to see any traffic?

Emm said...

That's very interesting. I am surew I have walked past it and not paid it any attention before.

Montreal Photo Daily said...

A true gem! Elusive and private... as it should be.

William K Wallace said...

First time I have heard about the Queens Chapel, I will have to put in on my list of places to visit.

Jack said...

It is a surprisingly modest structure for a Royal chapel. I like the way it protrudes modestly from the adjoining buildings, and is built from a light colored stone with dark bricks on its neighbors.

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