I learned something new ! I knew that one Sistine Chapel Ceiling exists in the Vatican City in Rome, which was painted in 1508 by Michelangelo. But during my stay with my friends in England, I learned that there was a second one, which was painted in 1988 by Gary Bevans who, after a visit to Rome had the idea to paint the ceiling of Sistine Chapel Reproduction in the catholic church of the English Martyrs, Goring-by-Sea.
When we went there and I entered the church I still didn't believe that it was possible to paint in the same way, until I saw it with my own eyes ! Unbelievable, what an artwork ! If you want to read the whole story about the Sistine Chapel in Goring just look here.
The church looks so simple from outside that I first thought it was a private house
but then inside I discovered a treasure ! Parts of the church of course looked completely normal until you looked up !
The inside of the church
and the unbelievable ceiling painting. Of course different in the themes but the same style of painting. The paintings all concern the Old Testament part of the Bible.
The little town of Goring-by-Sea was also nice to see and we had a nice lunch there in a local Pub.