I wandered along to St Margaret’s Church in Lee – just by Blackheath in South London today. This was a rather plain Church when built, but then completely redecorated in a Pugin inspired Gothic Revivalist mode by James Brooks.

There is an exhibition there at the moment detailing the history of the Gothic movement and the characters behind the decoration in the Church. It’s a very impressive Church and the exhibition gives a quite good overview of the movement. I guess allow half an hour to read the displays and then look around the Church.

On the opposite side of the road is the old graveyard – where Sir Edmund Halley – discoverer of Halley’s Comet is buried.

I also used the opportunity to experiment with HDR photography “in the field” for the first time, and even though I didn’t take a tripod with me, I am quite pleased with the end results. HDR really is the only way to decently photograph stained glass windows frankly.

St Margaret's Church - Lee

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