Thursday, December 4, 2014

Brompton Oratory

Brompton Oratory, Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Brompton Road, South Kensington, London
Brompton Oratory (Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
Brompton Road, South Kensington
London, September 2014

“The second largest Roman Catholic church in London, the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, often referred to as Brompton Oratory, was consecrated in 1884.The facade and the majestic dome were added later, in 1890. The church was designed by Herbert Gribble, a recent convert to Catholicism who was just twenty-nine when he submitted the design for the church. Gribble chose an Italianate design for the church as he wished to bring this style to the United Kingdom. The building boasts marble columns and a beautiful fifty-foot (15m) vaulted dome that graces the London skyline.”
(Brompton Oratory, A View on Cities)


Lowell said...

This is an amazing structure...and very beautiful. And different than one would expect in London. Thanks for the info, too.

cieldequimper said...

Aaaahhhh! I walked past this every day on my way to and back from school!