Italian Chapel Orkney
Photo by John Haslam
When I saw this photo I was immediately drawn to it. I love the design of this church. It reminds me of something I’ve seen before, but I’m not sure what. Perhaps it brings back memories of our trips through various Scandanavian villages, or of something I’ve seen in a movie or television show. Whatever it is, there is something about the appearance of this church that attracts me and doesn’t let go. I even like the red trim, and red is not even close to being one of my favorite colors!
According to information on the photo’s flickr page, the Italian Chapel was constructed at Lamb Holm in Orkney, Scotland during the years 1942 to 1945, by Italian prisoners of war captured in Africa during World War II. The page contains some additional information that is well worth the few seconds it takes to read.
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