i like old churches. old churches are cool. exciting, strange, unique, and ubiquitous ecclesiastical architecture.
Thursday, 20 September 2012
St John the Divine, Kennington by GE Street
St John the Divine in Kennington, London. was designed by GE Street, of Royal Courts of Justice fame, in 1871. The interior was the work of GF Bodley. The church has a landmark stone spire, whilst the main body is constructed of industrial red brick with stone details. In many ways, the church is the epitome of heavy gothic, stained black by decades of London pollution. It was gutted in the blitz, but has since been restored twice.