Stone vaulting, Kings College, Cambridge.

John Dalkin

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Artist's Description

King’s College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England.

Camera used was a Canon EOS 20 D

Founded in 1441, the college’s formal name is “The King’s College of Our Lady and St. Nicholas in Cambridge”. It is usually referred to simply as “King’s” within the university.
The College Chapel, an example of late Gothic architecture, was built over a period of a hundred years (1446–1531) in three stages. The Chapel features the world’s largest fan vault, stained glass windows, and the painting “The Adoration of the Magi” by Rubens.

The Chapel is actively used as a place of worship and also for some concerts and college events. 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 services on most days in term-time, and also performs concerts and makes recordings and broadcasts.

In particular, it has broadcast its Nine Lessons and Carols on the BBC from the Chapel on Christmas Eve for many decades.

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