Sunday, March 25, 2012

Chancel

The pews and kneelers in the nave of the Trinity College Chapel do not have all of the carvings. These are some of the carvings in the chancel.  The animals in the circles form a "bestiary."

You thought we were done here, didn't you?




30 comments:

Steffe said...

I know what you mean. There's so many details to photograph in a place like this that you could go on for a few weeks more.

Lowell said...

An awful lot of hard work and energy and money went into this place! It's all quite beautiful!

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting artwork! :)
I'm enjoying a lot the series!
Léia

Kate said...

I must learn not to jump to conclusions. So happy that you are continuing this series; it's too beautiful to ignore. I wonder hpw many carvers/artisans worked on these carvings?

Ed said...

Excellent photographs of a fascinating place. Thanks for sharing them. I'll need to visit these places in Hartford some time.

cieldequimper said...

I'm very glad I'm NOT done! You can keep these wonders coming for a long time as far as I'm concerned!

Tanya said...

wow, what a place this is! amazing!

Sharon said...

What an amazing array of carvings!

VP said...

This church is like a museum of wood carving...

Sylvia K said...

The carvings you've shown us are incredible and so many and you can keep them coming! I could never tire of sights like these! Thank you, Jack! Have a beautiful day!

Sylvia

Halcyon said...

I'm not tired of seeing these! I can't believe how beautiful they are. What workmanship and artistry.

Lois Evensen said...

Beautiful work. It would be so good to be able to see and meet the people who did this work.

Birdman said...

It would take me some time to make my way too.

Regina K said...

I am not ready to be done with this place, I hope there is much more. I remember when you first started this series, you said we were in for a treat, how true.

JM said...

Glad we were not done, Jack, this is fabulous!

joo said...

They are awesome, Jack!
Have a nice week ahead:)

RedPat said...

I am pleasantly surprised to see more wonderful carving. The craftsmanship is fabulous!

jennyfreckles said...

There must have been an army of craftsmen at work on this. What a treasure trove.

T. Becque said...

Such intricate carvings! I like the foggy photo as your header too.

Priscilla said...

So...do they seriously expect people to be paying attention to the sermons in this chapel?
I'd be too distracted by all the cool carvings!

Wren said...

So intricate and lovely.

Randy said...

Great carvings.

Michelle said...

Such artistic detail in these carvings. Great photos that you have shared with us.

Bob Crowe said...

Or perhaps the woodcarver has set out the whole cast of The Canterbury Tales, with a few extra characters of his/her own invention.

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, gorgeous carvings...

La Mode Operandi said...

These wonderfully intricate wood carvings remind me of some of the most talented ateliers of fashion houses and their hand-stitching, embroidery, lace-making phenomena

Luis Gomez said...

Wow! This is just amazing!

tallahasseepics said...

Wow, such elaborate woodwork! I am always impressed by that.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

There's quite a little story going on along the top of these carvings Jack, what an amazing place.

Nathalie said...

Jack, I'm in awe. How beautiful!