More Orkney pics

I had meant to add more photos of Orkney, in particular the Italian Chapel to the last post once they had flown from my (new and shiny) camera to my iPad but actually it’s easier to add them to a new post so here they are.

I think it is simply beautiful and I find it inspirational that the Italian POWs made something so lovely from very little. They used what they could find, the lamps are made from old bully beef tins, for example.

Once completed, they didn’t have long to use it as they were moved to another camp in England not long after. The people of Orkney promised to maintain the upkeep of the chapel on their behalf, so the spirit of humanity overcame political differences.

I also like that the British soldiers showed immense grace towards their captives in enabling them to build their place of worship.
Go well.

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