Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Royds Chapel

The Royds Chapel, originally uploaded by fotofacade.

"Almost every fitting and feature has
reference to the Lore of masonry." Says Pevsner.

The listing also states - Internally
and externally such reference extends not only to the front,
lectern and communion rail but to roof trusses, stained
glass and more abstract qualities such as proportions which
are said to relate to those of Solomon's temple

Check out the full set (which is being added to regularly)

Saint Edmund's", Falinge near Rochdale - is a real tour-de-force. Built in the 1870's for £28, 000 (when a good church cost £4000). It is a Masonic Church and Pevsner says that it has symbolism to rival the Da Vinci Code Rosslyn Chapel. I am photographing the interior because it is due to close this month.

1 comment:

rob jillson said...

Andy, your photos are wonderful. I love the way you are detailing the building. Living in Chicago, we have many older gems that are giving way to the wrecking ball - so sad.

a couple of questions - are they just shutting the church for services or are they boarding it up? it would be such a shame to close it entirely. Also, what lighting are you using for your pictures. I like it and i think it works really well - but I am seeing strong shadows and I am wondering if that is coming from strobe/flash or it is from found light. I am an architect and photographer and love to shoot architectural interiors so I am wondering what is creating your light for these hammerbeam photos- 580 speedlites? found light? mono block stobes? love the effect and curious. Cheers,


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