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Robert Bilsland

A Touch of the East in a Yorkshire Dale

Giggleswick School Chapel, Giggleswick, North Yorkshire, England, UK

4 October 2014, 12:32 UTC (13:32 local time)

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© 2014 Robert Bilsland, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

This was one of those lucky find panoramas, a stunning sight that I could never have expected to see. Earlier in the year my family and I were invited to a family wedding in Yorkshire. Now this might not seem out of place until you realize that both the Bride and Groom live in London (over 200 miles away). After talking to others I found out that the service was being held in the chapel of the school that Groom had attended. Then when I saw photos of the inside of the chapel, the reason why the Bride and Groom wanted to travel so far to get married became crystal clear, the place is stunning.

The chapel at Giggleswick Senior School, North Yorkshire was built on a projecting knoll of millstone and the sight of it dominates the landscape. It was gifted to the school by a Walter Morrison of Malham for the purpose of commemorating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. The building was designed by T. G. Jackson and work began building it in 1897. The design of the chapel draws from many sources, the donor wanted influences from the East, especially Palestine, while the designer wanted something using a more native English style. In 1901, after 4 years, it was complete and the chapel was opened.

As you look around this view your eyes are overloaded with beauty. From the rich and detailed stained glass windows, through the amazing wood panels and marble floors, to the stunning dome directly above. The amount of work and attention to detail that has gone into the dome alone is just outstanding. If you want to read more about the chapel then follow the "Giggleswick Senior School, Visiting the Chapel" link below.
Giggleswick Senior School, Visiting the Chapel

http://www.panoview.co.uk/

Location

Europe / UK-England

Lat: 54° 4' 15.29" N
Long: 2° 17' 45.65" W

Elevation: 575 ft

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

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Equipment

Taken with a Nikon D300 and a Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G fisheye lens. Mounted on a Nodal Ninja 5 panoramic head and R-D16 rotator atop a Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod. 9 bracketed shots (-4 -3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3 +4) taken at 6 positions 60° apart, tilted 15° down, another set of shots taken looking straight up and a final set of shots taken looking at where the tripod stood but from the side. Raw files then processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 before being blended into single views and stitched together using PTGui Pro 10.0.11 and converted using Pano2VR 4.5.1.
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