Continuing the sacred theme... I've tried this shot several times. Neither my Pentax K10D nor the K-x I briefly owned rendered acceptable results. Yet my E-PL3 made quick work of this.
I would like to have captured the whole door, but this perspective is taken from a very narrow alley leading to a gate that empties onto the street. This was literally taken with my back against the building reflected in the windows. No further room to step back.
Built as a University Chapel and Civil War Memorial between 1874 and 1876, Battell Chapel has long been the center of religious services on campus. Today, it holds weekly services for the University Church and serves as the home to religious groups from a variety of faiths. Yaleâ€™s second largest auditorium, Battell Chapel also serves as a venue for many concerts and lectures on campus. Located on the corner of College and Elm Streets, this High Victorian Gothic style structure is made of sandstone. It was designed by architect Russell Sturgis, Jr. Much of the interior is made of solid oak with intricately decorated designs on the pews and colorful panel work on the walls and ceilings. Enlarged in 1893 by architect J. Cleaveland Cady and renovated in 1927, the building was restored by Herbert S. Newman in the late 1980s. Battell Chapel features forty stained glass windows, some of which were produced by La Farge and Tiffany, that memorialize Yaleâ€™s luminaries. The apse is dedicated to the sixteen undergraduate deacons who died in the Second World War.