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Always interesting to see a building you know well from a perspective you’ve never seen before, as in this photo of the Church of St James, Spanish Place, taken from Manchester Mews. The church somehow seems more imposing — like a great rounded keep.

A few months ago I was corralled into some favour or other that required a bit of muscle to move this there and whatnot, the payoff of which was it afforded an opportunity to explore the triforium of this Marylebone church and see the interior of the building from an entirely new vantage point.

It also meant being able to view in better detail the beautiful stained glass windows — many of them the gift of various Spanish royals, given that this parish originates as the chapel of the Spanish embassy (hence its name).

This post was published on Monday, November 7th, 2016 10:35 am. It has been categorised under Architecture Church Great Britain and been tagged under , , .
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Richard Gallas
14 Nov 2016 4:55 am

St. James, Spanish Place is one of the most gorgeous churches in London. It has a rich history.

Richard Gallas
14 Nov 2016 5:01 am

Oh, I enjoy your blogs which I have read since you were at college in Scotland. Good fun and quite informative….!



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