king's college chapel - World's largest fan vault

Posted by Sarito (Basingstoke, United Kingdom) on 25 October 2014 in Architecture.

King's College Chapel is the chapel to King's College of the University of Cambridge, and it is considered one of the finest examples of late Perpendicular Gothic English architecture, The chapel was built in phases by a succession of kings of England from 1446 to 1515, a period which spanned the Wars of the Roses. The chapel's large stained glass windows were not completed until 1531, and its early Renaissance rood screen was erected in 1532–36.

The Chapel has a total length of 289 feet (88 m), and the width of the main vault is 40 feet (12 m). The interior height is 80 feet (24 m) and the exterior height is 94 feet (29 m).[5] It features the world's largest fan vault, constructed between 1512 and 1515 by master mason John Wastell.

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Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

Dizzy but stunning perspective.

25 Oct 2014 6:28am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Stunning !!

25 Oct 2014 7:44am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Un superbe cadrage! j'adore++++++

25 Oct 2014 8:36am

Mop from Belgium

ta photo donne le vertige...

25 Oct 2014 8:47am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

beautiful, like petrified wood somehow.

25 Oct 2014 9:20am

estel from bastia, France

Splendide!

25 Oct 2014 11:53am

Marc from Granby, Canada

Magnifique !

25 Oct 2014 12:12pm

gerard1948 from Spain

A beautiful angle shooting and excellent composition. I like a lot of color and framing.
Have a good weekend.

25 Oct 2014 3:54pm

 

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