Posted by: gaelphotography | December 18, 2010

Italian Chapel in Orkney

The altar inside the chapel

The chapel was built by Italian Prisoners of War who were held on Orkney during World War 2.  It is a nissan hut and the walls are hand painted.  It is so realistic and looks like brick.

Another view of the altar

The lamps hanging from the roof were made out of corned beef tins by the prisoners.  It is a truely remarkable and beautiful place to visit and a must see if you come to Scotland.



  1. […] For views of the ornate inside that is hand painted on plaster see this previous post […]

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