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The chapel on the campus of Duke University.

Duke Chapel is an example of neo-Gothic architecture in the English style. Gothic architecture is characterized by large stone piers, pointed arches, ribbed vaults, and flying buttresses, which allow the creation of vast open spaces, uninterrupted by columns for support. Construction started in 1930, was completed in 1935, and cost nearly $2.3 million. The architect was Julian Abele, Americaís first black architect of renown. Although the Chapel was inspired by other buildings, including English cathedrals and the chapels of other American universities, it is not a copy of any other specific building.

This is a winter shot - I had hoped to get something a bit more frosty looking, but as it was a nice day I decided to include some plants for color.

PP: light saturation, sharpening

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