Knights Templar Architecture and Iconography. Ultra HD - watch in 2160p.

Temple Church in London is arguably the most important 12th century church in England. Its history ranges from the Crusaders in the 12th century, through the turmoil of the Reformation and the founding father of Anglican theology. Originally built by the Knights Templar, the order of warrior monks founded to protect pilgrims on their way to and from Jerusalem in the 12th century, the church is built in two parts: the Round and the Chancel. The Round Church was consecrated in 1185 by the patriarch of Jerusalem and it was designed to replicate the holiest place in the Crusaders’ world: the circular Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

This photography project highlights architectural features, religious iconography and symbolic tile work. We find Christian mythology, theology and sacred geometry blended with winged horses, skulls, grotesque faces, battle-ready mounted knights, saints and angels, apostles and dragons depicting stories of chivalry,  bravery, sacrifice, faith and honour.

This collection of photographs was shot in ultra-high resolution. commercial quality still images can be obtained upon request using the Contact page, HERE... 

Knights Templar Architecture and Iconography by Ashley Cowie. Music by Francesco Lettera, The Deadly Poppy Field.