Photos of the Chapel
Eighteen magnificent gaslights provide a golden, surreal glow each evening,
creating a romantic ambience rivaled only by the outer reaches of imagination.
Dulcinea is not a religious figure, but an imaginary woman - a projection of all that is good and right in the world - in Cervantes' 400 year-old work of fiction, Don Quixote de la Mancha.
The better photos on this page were all by by Speedy Peacock.
The fuzzy ones we took ourselves.
Dulcinea's bell tower houses a 28-inch Meneeley bronze church bell cast in
Troy, New York, in 1882. The 160 year-old oak door leading into the bell tower
(above) is 10 and 1/2 feet tall and is opened following the second "I do."
The newly joined couple then pulls the rope together to announce their union to the world.
Looks like a postcard, doesn't it?
These photos were taken by Wizard Academy graduate and
benefactor Speedy Peacock, an accomplished professional photographer.
Speedy's website can be found here.
Below is architect Marley Porter's original rendering of Chapel Dulcinea.
During construction, the decision was made to raise the ceiling and
lengthen the cedar beam-struts that hold up the clay tile roof.
Other than this, the chapel was built precisely as drawn.
It is truly an architectural marvel.
Chapel Dulcinea sits on an ancient walking trail.
It is a wonderful place to sit and think.