Monday, 12 March 2012

Kings College Cambridge

On a recent overnight stay with family in Cambridge, we took a walk through Kings College to the Backs and visited the world famous King's College Chapel.

However familiar you are with the college and its chapel, it always has the power to astonish with the sheer majesty and grandeur of its construction.

The chapel is housed within the college grounds. It was begun in 1446 by Henry VI. To read about its history in detail please follow this link

Inside the vastness and beauty of the medieval stained glass is breath-taking...

The vaulted ceiling is just wonderful in every aspect

One of my favourite views is looking back down the nave towards the magnificent organ. The chapel is, of course, the scene of the annual Christmas Eve carol service which is broadcast worldwide.

One of the side chapels houses an exhibition showing, among other things, how the chapel was constructed using the technology of the day.

The grandeur doesn't end with the interior; outside from every angle the building is stunning.

The college grounds reach down to banks of the river Cam, providing a glimpse of its beauty for all who pass by, either punting or walking along the Backs.

I could go on forever, but suffice it to say that if you've not been to Cambridge it is well worth a visit. You won't be disappointed, I'm sure!

1 comment:

Lesley said...

We lived in Cambridge for four years and, as usual, never got around to really exploring the city. It is spectacular and as a visitor would not disappoint. We have been 'back' several times.