Saturday, 9 June 2012

Interiors








                                             An amazing chapel interior in Guernsey, one 
                                                       of the Channel Islands





 


The entire interior of this small chapel
is a mosaic decorated with china, shells and tiles.
All of it hand decorated by a monk who built it
in the 1920s.



The upkeep is never ending, it is kept looking as it is by a group of volunteers 
mostly from the local school.  The china being donated by many including Wedgwood China Co.  It must be painstaking work as the interior is only able to accommodate about 4 or 5 people at a time.

                                                                     

                                        Although this is an interior based theme I just had to show you the exterior which is decorated in the same way as the interior, make sure you duck as you go in, the doorway is very low!

8 comments:

  1. mosaic building, WOW!!!!! any sign to say do not touch. My school did some totem poles, they ask kids to bring their broken crockery from home. I have photographed but not posted. I must do this.

    Thanks for inspiring.

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  2. Beautiful Church! The mosaics are so pretty. Love especially the first shot :)

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  3. Ann, there are no signs saying do not touch. Part of the joy of it is to feel all the different textures of the surfaces. Flowers are placed in jam jars and people leave bits of china for use in the Chapel. I would love to see your totem poles, they would be very interesting to see.

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  4. Wow, the church exterior and interior are just beautiful!

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  5. oh how beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Reminds me of that Spanish architect whose name eludes me at the moment. Fantastic church. Great find, nicely captured.

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  7. Whimsical and beautiful. I'm sure a lot of the pleasure would be in touching. It's certainly very pleasing to the eye.

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  8. Wow, what a find! I just love it and so glad you showed us the exterior too!

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