129 Glass

Hi All.

Thanks to help from Julie, I am back.

This photo is of a modern stained glass window. I have always had a love for this form of ‘glazing’ and so much can be read into it. This glazing replaced a 19C stained window destroyed by vandals. It was decided to have a modern design to reflect the changing Church.

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9 Responses to 129 Glass

  1. danudin says:

    Glad to see you back posting Howie. and how fitting to post an almost monochrome shot to please Julie (Who Loves them) but still tncluding a splendid splash of colour, for my Ilk. Well done, keep it up.

  2. 4howwie4 says:

    Thank you, I love the symbolism in stained glass as well as the beauty.
    Many years ago I was working with an Architect who had bought a deconsecrated church to make into his house, which had a large stained glass window in the old style.
    Long story short, he arranged it so there was a large open space were the pews used to be. He painted it white and waited for the sun (ok, infrequent over here) we were standing in this space discussing how to run the drainage, when the sun shone. The sight of that window on the floor is something I shall never forget.

  3. lsvejda says:

    Very nice capture of a difficult subject. The stained glass window is lovely.

  4. Tammy says:

    Glad you are back! šŸ™‚ Love this window…gorgeous colors!

  5. 4howwie4 says:

    Thank you, yes it is beautiful.
    So many of our churches are falling into disrepair that maybe within my grandchildren’s lives photographs will be all that are left.
    I am trying to get permission to photograph a mosque in the East End of London that was originally a Huguenot Church in the 17-18C, a synagogue in the 19th-mid 20th and a mosque since. Very delicate matter to the local people, but I would like these photo’s.
    Going through these areas is a bit dodgy for a person of my race with a camera.

  6. traceyjj says:

    Lovely window, I am a traditionalist with stained glass windows though… I hate to hear about people vandalising churches for their copper/lead and the windows “for fun”

  7. 4howwie4 says:

    In the 16th century the Apostles and Christ were seen as ‘modern’ now they are the traditional.
    Have you seen the Baptistery window of Coventry Cathedral? I am hoping to go there with my camera.
    I agree that the destruction of any place of Worship is unforgivable but times have changed and i think this will happen more and more sadly.
    That is why I try to photograph the old and the new with equal emphasis.

  8. KarenAnn says:

    So sorry about the old window and its fate but you’ve captured the new one in a wonderful light.

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