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MenoSundays; Life Lived Lovingly


Regular readers will know that I have a stock of stained glass window shots remaining to share from a recent visit to a local church. I am choosing to spread them out for today and the next two Sundays, plus one 'Me-Now-Views' post. On the Sunday ones, I was able to source some information to share with each, but the views post will be lacking in that regard.

Why share these on the day that is usually reserved for spreading the capital 'ell'? Simply, it is because artwork of any kind is always an expression of emotion. Church glass, in particular, comes surely from a place of divine appreciation... if not always exactly from the capital 'ell'! Frequently, particularly in the period of these windows, they are a form of monument or memorial, money being provided by the wealthy. However, there are few who can gaze upon the rich colours and skilful products of artisans' hands and not be moved at some level to a place of softness, appreciation, admiration - and even Love.




12 comments:

  1. Erected by the members of the church and Elizabeth Garrett, his beloved wife -- if I'm reading it correctly.

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    1. Hari OM
      Nearly - the notation at bottom right was an addition in honour of Eliz. Garrett. Yxx

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  2. Beautiful. I only done a little bit of working with stain glass and it was so long ago.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  3. You captured that well - getting a bright window in a dark space can be challenging. There are a lot of skills on display in the window that are seldom commissioned in this day and age (usually only to repair something older). Modern stained glass is something quite different.

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  4. I am intrigued by the surname of the window designer. A former Aberdeen colleague of mine, Jo Baguley, was married to a stained glass window artist called Gordon. However I am not sure if Gordon's surname was Baguley.
    Lovely windows anyway!
    Cheers, Gail.

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  5. Love the stained glass windows. They are so gorgeous!

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  6. We seldom see stained glass windows here in Florida, a few here and there, this one is beautiful and I am sure would stir emotions when sitting admiring them from the church pew.

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  7. I will happily and gladly gaze at your beautiful stained glass pictures any day
    Hugs Cecilia

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  8. Stained glass windows are always a wonder to see.

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  9. Hi Yam - how lovely the windows are ... the creativity is quite extraordinary ... interesting history. I love sitting in places where there's sunlight dappling through the windows ... so beautiful. Cheers Hilary

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  10. They are lovely pieces of art!

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