Posted by: jodester87 | February 17, 2009

Temple Church Visit

17 Feb 2009

Today I got to walk in the footsteps of the Da Vinci Code for a little while. My architecture class went to Temple Church, the church of the Templar Knights. What I loved about it was that it was a church in London that was free and allowed you to take pictures inside! The teacher explained that the rounded area of the church’s architecture was a transition between Norman/Romanesqu and Gothic style while the nave and aspse (hall church layout meaning they were both the same height) was Gothic.

It’s not an easy church to get to. Meaning that if you don’t know where to go you’ll be unlike to find it because even though the nearest Tube station is Temple, the church itself is not visible upon coming out.

Then of course on the floor of the church are the tombs of actual Templar Knights.

Afterward we went to Westminister Abbey where the teacher talked about so many different things it will be a miracle if any of us can remember what she said about them.

I still can’t get over the fact that I’m walking on the tombs of people and that some of the markings of their names have been worn away with time. It almost seems as if they are being lost to history and other more famous people. Rather sad isn’t it? Also the walking on them seems as if I’m disrepecting them.

My neck as a crick in it from looking up at the rib vaults of the ceiling because it was for an architecture class after all. Unfortunately Westminister is one of those churches you have to pay to get into and you are not allowed to take any photographs.

Temple Church

Templar Knight

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Responses

  1. Hey, Jodi. Postcards are the next best thing. I still have many of the postcards I purchased when I was in Europe. Sounds like you’re having a great time. Isn’t it just so awesome to actually see things that we read about in this country? Things are just SO old there. Continue to soak it all up. You’ll be back in the U.S. of A. before you know it.

    Love,
    Mrs. E


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