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St. George's Chapel

I wish I could tell you everything about this pic but I can't, in spite of having the official souvenir guide to Windsor Castle here in my hand.  All I can tell you is that it's the outside of St. George's Chapel, the castle's place of worship.  It's in the Lower Ward before you leave the castle walls and was built in 1475 under Edward IV.

We were fortunate to visit this landmark on February 24th while we were in London for the weekend!



St. George's Chapel

I wish I could tell you everything about this pic but I can't, in spite of having the official souvenir guide to Windsor Castle here in my hand.  All I can tell you is that it's the outside of St. George's Chapel, the castle's place of worship.  It's in the Lower Ward before you leave the castle walls and was built in 1475 under Edward IV.

We were fortunate to visit this landmark on February 24th while we were in London for the weekend!



comments (23)

You've captured some interesting details in this photo. Considering its age and the damp climate, it's still in remarkable shape.
Ginnie Hart: I still see new things when I look at this pic, Karen. That's the nice things about pics when you travel!
Crisp and sharp. Love the details Ginnie. Your pix do tell me a lot about European contruction in those days. Yesterday night, there was a story on National Geographic on the Stonehenge. While I was watching it, I thought about the Stonehenge pix you had posted and it answered a lot of my questions. Thanx for sharing these pics that make me ask those questions smile
Ginnie Hart: Oh, I would have loved to see that special on Stonehenge, Thomas! Maybe I'll catch it again some day. I'm like you when I see these pics, wanting to find out everything I can.
  • Robs
  • 21 Mar 2007, 05:20
Great details and sharpness, even with a wide aperture. I also love the description and links you put. Thanks for sharing! smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Rob. Thanks again for your kind comment!
Hi hi hi ! Sometimes, I imagine a real man standing there... How many time could he stay like that ? 1 hour ? 2 ? LOL !!!
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're right, Roland. They did have a changing of the guard ceremony we watched. But some guards are immortalized in stone, I guess!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Mar 2007, 06:46
Great detail of the building - it will soon require some renovation. No need to tell everything, the picture tells a lot awready.

You see that guy's leg, the left one with the brown stuff - that's what happens if you stand there for too long.
Ginnie Hart: I noticed a lot of places, Louis, that look like they need renovation. I wonder if there's a schedule for that?
lot of details Ginnie, I like the light on this shot !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Frederic!
Great colours and a nice texture on the walls. Perfectly detailled Ginnie. And a lesson of history !
Ginnie Hart: It's the history that is awesome to me, Florence. Sometimes it's hard to fathom how much of it there is!
Haven't been down there for years and I missed this when I was there, looks like Edward, I wonder if it is suppose to be him, uum I think I'll look that one up ! Very nice shot as always you.


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Ginnie Hart: This is where I was disappointed in the book we bought, Johnny. It didn't say anything about the outside of this chapel. So your guess is as good as mine--if not better. If you find out, let me know. smile
Another cool shot from you Ginnie. Great detail
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sir Shakara.
  • Ellie
  • 21 Mar 2007, 10:54
Lovely details Ginnie, the colour of the stonework is wonderful. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ellie. smile
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 21 Mar 2007, 10:55
You have amped up your photos to a new level these last few posts. These of London, Stonehenge and Windsor Castle (and the leaves one!)have taken touristic subjects to a universal place of interest that is artistic, and not just postcard-y. This is a gorgeous view, but your eye for the composition is breathtaking. Very lovely. I'm learning from you.
Ginnie Hart: Well, Ruth, I'm speechless. I guess I just need to say Thanks and then shut up. YOU are my inspiration, of course, so I'm totally shocked if it's ever reversed.
I love the colors and the details. It's really beautiful. I also love that you've just taken out a chunk of the church to show. At times, the details are so much more interesting than the entire picture!
Ginnie Hart: I know that's right, Jen. Thanks for saying it like that! smile
  • Dotun
  • 21 Mar 2007, 15:01
Very nice perspective shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks as always, Dotun.
Ginnie,
I like the details of the architecture. Love the artistry. Shows you the caliber of work was exceptional, even way back in 1475!
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, that's definitely the truth, Kay. I LOVE this kind of architecture!
You're showing a fading beauty. The time is biting on that building. It reminds me of the Koelner Dom. It's said that the world will end if the Dom ever will be finished. Actually it's a never ending construction site because of permanently renovation. So I guess the world will go on. wink
Ginnie Hart: Awww. I've never heard that story, Julia. Thanks for sharing it.
I agree with Julia, different fades and shades, patches of different colours are very interesting and eye-catching. I like these two sulptures on the left, just above the window frame - reminds me of old married couples spending a whole dasy in window and chatting about passing by people...
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love how you've imagined that couple, Monika, and I totally agree. How fun. smile
how bout black/white
Ginnie Hart: Good suggestion, Adebanji. Since I have most of this series converted to B&W/sepia, I decided to leave this one in color just to show the different hues of the stones. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
Amazing craftsmanship smile
Ginnie Hart: I know! It always amazes me!
i love the angle, detail, lighting and treatment in this shot ginnie. those two kneeling on the ledge are pretty cool too smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Genevieve. Thanks for your comment. I LOVE that crouching/kneeling couple. smile
  • Mia
  • the United States
  • 22 Mar 2007, 13:09
You've captured the beauty of the REAL United Kingdom Ginnie. This is absolutely wonderful... perfect texture and the architecture is so grand. Wish I could make it to a place like this someday smile
Ginnie Hart: I hope for your sake, Mia, that you CAN make it there some day! You'll be enchanted.
  • Mia
  • the United States
  • 22 Mar 2007, 13:12
And to Hick's question, Prince Charles name's Charles Philip Arthur George. Prince of Wales is just a title, as are his other titles, like Duke of Cornwall, etc etc Sorry Ginnie, couldn't help it tongue
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it. All the information just makes it merrier. smile Thanks, Mia.
Very sharp details - Like the color too ! Bravo !!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Zeb.
I love Gargoyles. I especially like the green moss growing on the ledges and Gargoyles. The green is a nice accent to the bronzish and tan stone work. Cool shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for back-tracking, John. I've missed you!

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