As I mentioned in yesterday's introductory post about St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in the heart of Petworth, the architectural style is Tudor. According to Wiki, Tudor style and architecture "is the final development of medieval architecture during the Tudor period (1485–1603) and even beyond, for conservative college patrons. It followed the Perpendicular style and, although superseded by Elizabethan architecture in domestic building of any pretensions to fashion, the Tudor style still retained its hold on English taste." Not being versed in English history, all I can tell you is the Tudor period fell during the reign of Henry the VII and faded around the time of Elizabeth the I.
Two different perspectives of the altar.
Today's pictures feature a variety of views of the high altar in St. Gabriel's. Shooting photos in churches is always a fun challenge, because there's so much to capture. Given the simplicity of the Tudor style in this church, it was a little easier to focus on four or five elements in the sanctuary. The altar was just one of a few I chose.
In addition to these photos, please visit Standing Room Only to see pictures of some of the stained glass windows in St. Gabriel's.
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 10/08