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Albert Memorial Chapel

This Albert Memorial chapel is the smaller of the two chapels at Windsor Castle (the big one is St. George's) and is the one you see as you leave the chapel area. 

It was originally built in the 1240's as Henry III's chapel, but was later updated in the 15th century by Edward IV.  "The present interior of the building is the product of a massively ambitious remodelling undertaken by Queen Victoria between 1863-73, following the death of Prince Albert."

If I recall correctly, the entranceway was roped off, so we were only allowed this peek.

This ends my series on the Windsor Castle in the UK, the largest inhabited castle in the world!



Albert Memorial Chapel

This Albert Memorial chapel is the smaller of the two chapels at Windsor Castle (the big one is St. George's) and is the one you see as you leave the chapel area. 

It was originally built in the 1240's as Henry III's chapel, but was later updated in the 15th century by Edward IV.  "The present interior of the building is the product of a massively ambitious remodelling undertaken by Queen Victoria between 1863-73, following the death of Prince Albert."

If I recall correctly, the entranceway was roped off, so we were only allowed this peek.

This ends my series on the Windsor Castle in the UK, the largest inhabited castle in the world!



comments (17)

  • chris p
  • where the clocks change to summer!
  • 25 Mar 2007, 11:20
Lovely series Ginnie, thanks smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank YOU, Chris. I feel very lucky to have seen it!
you got the chapel quite right Ginnie !!! nice
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Frederic.
  • Petra
  • 25 Mar 2007, 13:29
Lovely serie Ginnie....Most of all i love the great windows in churches like this ...dont know the english word for it but a free translation would be glas en lead...?
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Petra, the windows here are what I DON'T like about this pic because there was too much light coming through them, even after darkening with Shadows. But I know what you mean. The stained glass windows are spectacular in chapels/cathedrals like this.
  • Ellie
  • British Summer Time
  • 25 Mar 2007, 14:38
It's beautiful Ginnie. You've captured some wonderful detail, especially in the vaulted ceiling.

I'd think it's difficult to decide which picture to take, and which to use when you're somewhere like this, but the huge amount of light coming in through those magnificent windows must have helped a bit.
Ginnie Hart: As I told Petra, the light was really too strong for these windows, even after darkening them with Shadows. It's the one thing I DON'T like about the pic. But you get what you can when it's a one shot deal. Actually, I wasn't supposed to take a pic at all, truth be known! sad
Impressive and very sucessful shot : Thumbs up !!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Zeb. I appreciate it.
Wow! This is really breathtaking beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Julia. Thank you.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 25 Mar 2007, 15:42
beautiful skeleton and light ginnie , especially on the angel wings.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Neal. Thanks.
I like the ceiling and the wonderful feeling of air/heaven you have capturd here smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you much, Aksel!
Great colors in such a beautiful church.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Jen. Wish I could have gone inside!
There's another two pictures here. The tombs on their own and that beautiful ceiling, have a look and see what you think. You do know because of your series I'll have to go and do the tourist thing now. Oops gotta go Florida is about to play the Ducks for a final four place.
Ginnie Hart: If only we could have gone inside! Sometimes the tourist thing in our own backyard is the thing to do. smile

In the meantime, I'll continue thinking of you with all this basketball going on! smile
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 25 Mar 2007, 22:05
The chapel is lovely in that light; a lot of details inside there, you really caught the sense of the place, it seems. Thanks for the great series!
Ginnie Hart: You're welcome, Ruth. It was a great place to visit and I feel very lucky.
  • jelb
  • France
  • 25 Mar 2007, 23:26
Bonjour,
Very well done! Wonderful architecture..Bravo!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Jelb!
  • Abi
  • 26 Mar 2007, 04:42
NICE SERIES OF IMAGES
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Abi.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 26 Mar 2007, 05:20
Very nice! I especially like the well defined ceiling structure and the great light balance.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Martin. Thanks.
Here is a good example of the massive pp I was talking about. You may not have done too much pp, but to get the correct exposure on both the windows and the room, you need to create different levels and adjust the curves for each level (of course that assumes the image is there, meaning that if there is not detail in the blacks and the bright parts are so blown out that no matter what you do, you can't get the image to look good, etc.)

Also I agree about the when traveling, you get what you can! (not like you can just pop in whenever you want.

Overall, this is a great shot, too bad about the lighting levels, but like you said, "you get what you can"
Ginnie Hart: Yup. I know what you mean, Man! Thanks for the comment.
What a beautiful place. A great series.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for back-tracking, Red Pen. smile
  • Judy
  • So Californina - United States
  • 28 Mar 2007, 06:55
Ginnie - This took my breath away as it appeared on my screen! Magnificent shot.
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhhh. You've made my day, Judy! Thanks for back-tracking to find this. smile

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