Added on spire to Harrow School chapel

©  Husain Akhtar

Added on spire to Harrow School chapel

Uploaded: February 16, 2018 14:43:12 | Entered: February 16, 2018 14:45:05

Description

The world famous Harrow School was founded in February 1572 under a Royal Charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I to John Lyon, a wealthy local farmer.
Interesting history about the chapel spire: Gilbert Scott had to get sign-off for his design from all the members of staff. Everyone gave his chapel the thumbs-up except for one master, William Oxenham. He said the spire was ugly. The chapel, therefore, was built sans spire.
When Oxenham died in 1865, the staff at the school decided it'd be nice to build a memorial for him. What was the most fitting thing they could come up with? They added the spire onto the church, of course!

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D3300

Comments

Leslie McLain level-classic February 16, 2018

Beautiful capture. #1704003

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe February 16, 2018

Great story to go along with this gorgeous capture. Great details. #11678780

Gord MacEachern February 16, 2018

Love the beautiful church image Husain, awesome info too! #11678787

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures February 16, 2018

Great info Husain and the capture of this school is amazing, excellent clarity, framing and beautiful sky!! #11678789

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic February 16, 2018

Fantastic perspective and clarity Husain!,
Amalia #11678811

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 17, 2018

Outstanding capture and info! #11678827

Nancy L. Green level-classic February 17, 2018

What a majestic and beautiful church Husain, and what an interesting and cool story!! <>< #11678921

John Connolly February 17, 2018

A beautiful church with some wonderful history Husain! Thanks for the info! #11678946

Patrick Rouzes level-classic February 18, 2018

Fantastic tones, textures, clarity & architectural shot, Husain! Interesting history too! #11679016

frank w. degenhardt March 25, 2018

A beautiful look Husain. Congratulations on it being a Staff Favorite. #11686929

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 28, 2018

Congrats on this fantastic finalist, Husain. #11687704

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe March 28, 2018

Congrats on another outstanding Finalist, Husain. #11687821

Patrick Rouzes level-classic March 28, 2018

Congrats on this well-deserved finalist, Husain! #11688061

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures March 28, 2018

So glad to see this excellent image as a finalist Husain, congratulations and good luck in the gold round!! #11688090

Husain Akhtar March 30, 2018

Many thanks all - much appreciated! #11688843

Gord MacEachern March 30, 2018

Warm congratulations here Husain! #11688862

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