Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

Maybe you will have guessed, this was taken in the city, in London.

Don't you just love it when you come upon something quite unexpected! We were walking the streets near our hotel, full of tall, terraced houses, which had been turned into flats, when we came upon this quite beautiful church, situated in a garden area. It was impossible to get a full photograph because of the trees but really, I like how the setting created a sense of mystery.

The church is St. Gabriel's. It is set in one of the elegant garden squares of Pimlico, St Gabriel's is a beautiful Gothic revival church designed by Thomas Cundy Junior which dominates the area's skyline. The mini cathedral-style church has undergone many improvements since its completion in 1853, including a new high altar, designed by Bentley, architect of Westminster Cathedral, and the new East Window by Kempe, one of the great Victorian stain-glass window designers, depicting Christ in Glory with Saints.

Miraculously, the East Window was one of the few to survive the Second World War.

St Gabriel's hosts a number of chamber music concerts and is the current home of the Chopin Society's International Piano Festival in the summer.

Thank you for sharing this little bit of detective work with me, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9437 W: 371 N: 21849] (85862)
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