The Italian chapel in Orkney

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A mixed media painting by Orkney artist Jane Glue
printed on C-Type Matt

 The Italian chapel was built during WW2 by the Italian prisoners of war who built The Churchill Barriers which defended the naval base of Scapa Flow. Inside it is beautifully made from what the prisoners could find around them. There is driftwood  in the walls and bully beef tins as lanterns but most of all there are the amazing hand painted murals and wrought ironwork all created by the prisoners themselves. I always think that the outside looks like a big iced cake.