Sparkling Stained Glass

As someone who loves bright colour in all forms I’ve always been fascinated by stained glass artwork…

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Since I was very little I’ve always relished the opportunity to duck inside a church or gallery with stained glass windows and so it’s no surprise that my photos from every trip (pretty much anywhere) are riddled with these colourful pieces from my travels. For the most part these pictures have been for my enjoyment as people are more likely to ask to see pictures of major landmarks rather than specific cultural and religious artworks.

But no more!

Why, you might ask? Because one of the best things about having a blog is that you get to choose the content and today I choose to share some stained glass pieces that have caught my eye over the past few years.

For me, these aren’t religious pieces but rather pieces of art that are interpreted differently by everyone who sees them.

Isn’t that amazing? You and I could be stood directly next to one another (wouldn’t that be fun?! ‘HI, you!’) and look at a stained glass window and take away a completely different story/subject/feeling.

Marvel on that while I take you on a walk past some of my favourite windows…

Ely Cathedral in Ely, UK.

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Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain.

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Bath Cathedral in Bath, UK.

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Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, UK.

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Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.

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St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic.

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I really really REALLY love the mosaic nature of these windows!

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Unidentified Church in Paris, France (sorry!)

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Any recommendations on which windows I should seek out next?!

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