Henry VII's Lady Chapel at Westminster Abbey (photo via Tumblr) built 1503 - 1519 to replace a 13th century chapel.

Henry VII's Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London - England (built 1503 - 1519 to replace a century chapel)

Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford chancel vault designed by William Orchard c. 1500, its intricate stone latticework symbolises heaven, with large 8-point stars and lantern-shaped pendants easily visible yet unimaginably difficult to carve. text and photo from inel blog

Christ Church Cathedral chancel vault

Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford chancel vault designed by William Orchard c. its intricate stone latticework symbolises heaven, with large stars and lantern-shaped pendants easily visible yet unimaginably difficult to carve.

Ely Cathedral, Cambridge. Bishop Alcock's chantry chapel in the northeast corner of the cathedral. Commissioned by the bishop, built between 1488 and 1500, the chapel houses his tomb and provides a place for prayers to be said for his soul.     This is considered one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in England, with ornate stonework carved from chalky Cambridgeshire stone and a fan-vaulted ceiling. Statues once filled the niches, but these were destroyed at the Reformation.

Bishop Alcock's chantry chapel in the northeast corner of the cathedral. Commissioned by the bishop, built between 1488 and

Gothic Architecture, this shows tracery, rossettes, quatrofoils  trefoils.

Gothic Architecture, this shows tracery, rossettes, quatrofoils trefoils. Trefoils and Quatrefoils were commonly used for decoration in he Gothic period. Commonly shown on large windows.

WESTMINSTER ABBEY

These are the west towers and buttresses of the Westminster Abbey. They are very beautiful and have lots of shape, structure and design to them. To make it look like a wealthy powerful church.

Catedral de Chartres (Francia), siglos XII-XIII. Erigida en el tiempo récord de 26 años (1194-1220) sobre un templo románico asolado por un incendio.

Catedral de Chartres (Francia), siglos XII-XIII. Erigida en el tiempo récord de 26 años (1194-1220) sobre un templo románico asolado por un incendio.

The Unitarian Church’s ornamental plaster ceiling is based on the renowned pendant fan vault found in the Henry VIII Chapel at Westminster Abbey.

Profile: Glenn Keyes Architects, Charleston, SC

The Unitarian Church’s ornamental plaster ceiling is based on the renowned pendant fan vault found in the Henry VIII Chapel at Westminster Abbey.

Pendant fan vaulting Chapel of Henry VII in Westminster Abbey attributed to architect Robert Janyns, Jr., c. 1503

The pendant fan vaulting of King Henry VII's Lady Chapel in Westminster Abbey, built

On this day 16th May, 1220 Henry III of England laid the foundation stone of a new Lady Chapel at Westminster Abbey, thus beginning a new abbey church which was completed in 1245

This is Henry VII's lady chapel area! It is absolutely stunning and beautiful that is why I chose it. Think of all the time and effort and details put into making, designing and building just this chapel part of Westminster Abbey.

westminster abbey - mind the tourists

westminster abbey - mind the tourists

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