Exeter college

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Walking Extraordinary Oxford – Where J. R. R. Tolkien Wrote the Hobbit - Military Spouse Wanderlust The Hobbit, Military, Tudor, England, Wanderlust, Oxford, Oxford England, Medieval Castle, Medieval Market

Walking extraordinary Oxford means a new surprise awaits you behind every corner. Oxford is full of remarkable history, intriguing buildings, and quirky places everywhere you turn. No wonder it served as an inspiration to J.R.R. Tolkien, who wrote ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ while living here.

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Military Spouse Wanderlust
The Salviati Architectural Mosaic Database: Exeter College Chapel Exeter, Oxford, Design, London England, Baroque, Architecture, England, Films, Oxford City Fc

Located in the heart of Oxford, the Chapel of Exeter College was built 1856-59 by G.G. Scott and modeled after Paris' Sainte Chapelle. The "greater part of the mosaics" on the east end were the gift of Dr. George Ridding, Bishop of Southwell. The arcaded Salviati mosaics in the apse feature familiar themes for such locations: the four Evangelists, Christ and angels, the Lamb of God and the Pelican in her Piety. An 1871 catalog called "Views of Oxford" already refers to a "mosaic altarpiece"…

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