King’s college in Cambridge for Kingsday

27-4-2019 is Kingsday in the Netherlands.

This is celebrated by selling stuf, making music and doing strange things if people pay for it.  It is one of the most popular festivities in the Netherlands.

I’m in my house always in the middle of it. I can hear three different music locations, each with thier own music, at the same time.

This  in contrast to the serene calm that prevailed in King’s college (Cambridge) when I visited it two weeks ago with prof. Elizabeth McGrath (emeritus prof. and Fellow Warburg Institute). Prof. Jean Michel Massing (emeritus prof. and Fellow at Cambridge) showed us around (see for more on Massing


We entered the the Ante-Chapel and saw the fan-vaulted ceiling and dark oak Screen which houses the organ: a gift of Henry XVIII.


And the heraldic carvings with armorial devices of the House of Tudor.

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Through the portal under the Organ Screen we proceed into the Choir.




On the sancuary Altar, beneath the Great East Window, stands a spectacular gift to the College: The adoration of the Magi, painted by PP Rubens.


And in the St Edward’s Chapel we saw this Madonna by Gert van Lon.


Jean Michel Massing about the collection of King’s college.

We continued our tour in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

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