You can read about the history of Trinity College by clicking here. After our walking tour of Oxford on our 6th day in England Dear and I enjoyed some lunch and then walked about on our own. We visited two more of the University of Oxford Colleges, Trinity and Magdalen. We had to pay a small entrance fee to walk about these colleges.
The Chapel was consecrated in 1694 and was hailed by contemporaries as the most magnificent Chapel in the University. Its dynamic integration of architecture, sculpture and painting is unrivalled amongst surviving ecclesiastical interiors in England.
Deposition of Christ ~ (copy after Andrea del Sarto) by Gaetano Cannicci, 1870.
Back here in the “States” work did not proceed as planned on Tuesday. One thing we’ve learned is that there are too many different laborers that are required in a bathroom renovation. You have your plumber, your tiler, your drywall installer, the taper, the sealer, the electrician. We can’t say that the skill level for all these workers has been to our standards. We were pleased with the plumber. Work halted on Tuesday since the prep work for the tile man was not completed as needed. I really am hoping we are real pleased with the tile man. The upside to the delay today was that I was able to go out and take care of some errands that needed to be done.
Today, hopefully the tile will be installed with no glitches. I better go run and take some more before photos. Have a wonderful Wednesday!
10 thoughts on “Trinity College ~ University of Oxford”
I continue to be amazed at man’s grandiose attempts to build such majestic and beautiful buildings for worship!
A friend/do-it-yourselfer once told us that he doubles the amount of time that is expected when planning a project! Oh dear. Such frustrating reality. Glad you got a day out though! 🙂
Now I’m beginning to wonder where my memory of a BBC production was filmed. The grounds look so familiar. Perhaps it is because college grounds do look similar in GB.
Out of all those workers you are pleased with only one? Yikes!
Vee, we recognized a lot of places where BBC/ Masterpiece Theater shows were filmed. The Lord Peter Whimsy series. Endeavor, Inspector Lewis, Morse…
Beautiful…the old buildings of Oxford. Good luck with that bathroom reno!
How gorgeous – the architecture, the interior paneling, the stained glass — all just beautiful. Thank you, Ellen, for the tour. Hope your bathroom is coming along, but I know that it always takes longer than anyone says it’s going to take. It will be worth it when it’s finished. laurie
Beautiful architecture – the ceiling artwork and the stained glass are wonderful!
Truly a bit of heaven on earth. I love the art and stained glass.
I hope you are enjoying the summer.
I am a big fan of the BBC Masterpiece Mystery series, too, and so many of them have ties to Oxford and the grounds there. Your pictures are stunning; you have captured the best parts, I think. What a trip that was!
An enterprising firm with several branches here in Alberta does it all. Two guys, two days, they ripped out and replaced a wall, installed a walk-in shower, sink and toilet, tiled the walls, laid tile on the floor, installed new cabinets, counter, blacksplash and mirror, and were quiet, clean and efficient. It was wonderful! Too bad they don’t have branches worldwide.
Glorious photos. I particularly like the one of the gate, opening into the garden. Good luck with the reno project. We recently had to hire a plumber and were very pleased with the one who arrived. His name was Juan, and our kitchen sink has never run so quickly and smoothly since we moved in.