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Complex spaces, Wells | by Jon Sketchley
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Complex spaces, Wells

Looking back from the Lady Chapel into the retrochoir, with a glimpse of the organ and the nave vault beyond. A sidesman prepares books for the midday Communion.


The octagon of the Lady Chapel is fitted into a complex vaulted space (the retrochoir) to the east of the high choir. Pillars spring up in a subtle array and support a marvellously rich and inventive vault.


I liked the similarity to C17 Dutch paintings of church interiors, the strong three-dimensional spaces and the perspective across the tiled floor. A great place to play with the Olympus 7-14mm lens!


Best viewed large.


Olympus E-5, Zuiko Digital ED 7-14 at 7mm, 1.6s at f/11.

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Taken on August 27, 2011