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Copyright: Ritesh Hassamal (belshass) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 49 N: 160] (1005)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2007-06-16
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Black and White Churches [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-21 10:17
Viewed: 1795
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello My dear friends,
first,my sincere apologies for being absent for so long..
i have some reasons though :P
I have never been so busy.

1. our project at work is in its final stages
2. a personal project is also in its final
3. I am house hunting, since I am moving in a
4. I am also car hunting, need another car!
5. I am getting married in 2 months time..

No wonder I didn't realise that we've almost been through half of 2007 !

mmm,. back to my post today!
It was taken last Saturday, in Cambridge from my car.
(ooops I did it again!) but this time my car was stopped, at a red traffic light! ;)

this is the Our Lady and the English Martyrs.
some more info follows..

Cambridge is fantastic, with its very old architecture blending with the modern buildings! I could spend days just photographing Cambridge.

I hope you like this one,
my best regards,


info on OLEM

The Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs, or OLEM, is situated in the heart of the city of Cambridge. An imposing example of the 19th Century Gothic Revival, it was built to the designs of Dunn & Hansom of Newcastle between 1885 and 1890, and founded solely by Mrs Yolande Marie Louise Lyne-Stephens, a former ballet dancer at the Paris Opera and Drury Lane, London, and widow of a wealthy banker. She promised to build the church on the feast of Our Lady of the Assumption, and Monsignor Christopher Scott - the first Rector - also wished to commemorate the Catholic Martyrs who died between 1535 and 1681, over thirty of whom had been in residence at the University.

Designed by architects Dunn and Hansom of Newcastle and built by the Cambridge firm of Rattee and Kett , OLEM is constructed in Casterton, Ancaster and Combe Down Stone. The church is a traditional cruciform structure in the early-decorated style with a large tower at the crossing, a polygonal apse and a west bell tower with a 65-metre spire, visible for miles around Cambridge. Quite often, it is quoted by visitors and local residents as a location point. The approximate internal dimensions of the church are: length 48 meters [156 ft] width across the aisles 16 meters [51 ft] width at the transepts 22 meters [71 ft], the height of the nave 15 meters [71ft].

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  • KrL Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 504 W: 135 N: 502] (7619)
  • [2007-06-21 10:36]

Hey Ritz,
Contente de te retrouver !... tu t'es vraiment cassé pour trouver ton titre ;o)
Avec cet angle de vue elle est vraiment imposante cette église... que de vieux souvenirs à Cambridge...
A +


Hello Ritz, This is a superb perspective and composition. Well executed. Great job! Added to my theme...


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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-06-21 12:28]

selam Ritz,
verynice captured and detail..super..selamlar

Merhaba Ritz,
What an impressive architectural perspective.Great high POV with excellent sepia tones.Well done.TFS.


You know what, i really love this picture, and i really love the whole Cambridge too..
Im trying to find something I would like to change, or something which disturbs me..
But i cant find anything...
Well, keep on like this! ;)

Hellllloooo my friend

Slapped wrist for not posting for so long... but in the circumstances I guess its ok :-)

Great shot here and really well suited to sepia. Good POV too. makes the building look very powerful and imposing.

TFS and I hope life settles a little more for you soon.

regards Helen

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  • efi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 11 N: 211] (3730)
  • [2007-06-22 11:01]

hi ritz;
indeed great perspective..wellcome back,conrogulations for the marriage.have a very happy life :)

Nice composition.
Ficou bom em sepia.

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