Monday, September 8, 2014

Glass Craftmanship

During my walkabouts on Doors Open weekend, I paid a visit into St. Matthew's in the Glebe. My previous post is here. I didn't add this pic into the mix at the time, one of the many stained glass works in the sanctuary. It dates back to the 1950s, in memory of a woman by her husband and children. As is so often the case with stained glass in churches, a scene from the New Testament is the subject.


30 comments:

  1. A beautiful piece of work! You've had some wonderful stained glass shots.

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  2. Beautiful! I always enjoy seeing inside churches, especially the windows.

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  3. Stained glass is true art of a craftsman.

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  4. I like the idea of "Doors Open" and I imagine there are a variety of places to visit. A beautifully colored stained glass windows, which seems to be the style of these marvelous art pieces.

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  5. You already know that I love these!

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  6. The shapes of the wood framing are as wonderful as the glass.

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  7. @Elaine: thank you!

    @Halcyon: the windows in a church do tend to draw my attention.

    @Sharon: so di I.

    @Andy: quite true.

    @Tanya: I agree!

    @Kate: we have well over a hundred places. Some small towns in Ontario do it as well, and they might have a dozen or two.

    @Karl: thanks!

    @EG: I thought so too.

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  8. An ancient and beautiful way to remember someone...

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  9. Great shot with beautiful details in the window.

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  10. @Tex: it is.

    @Luis: thanks!

    @VP: it does go way back.

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Lois: thanks.

    @RedPat: I thought so.

    @Linda: I could shoot pics of stained glass over and over.

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  11. Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing this lovely photo.

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  12. Gorgeous! I will always love stained glass windows.

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  13. It's 2 windows in a window, I love the stained glass but also the shapes of the windows.

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  14. The colours are beautiful and a lovely way to have someone remembered.

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  15. @Eve: you're welcome.

    @Denise: me too.

    @Marleen: that caught my eye too.

    @Ciel: it's a very fitting memorial.

    @Jennifer: it is.

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  16. Such an amazing piece of work. It makes me think of Christmas as my mother used to work in stained glass.

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  17. Like EG, I like the framing of this work. It's very nice - quite a wonderful memorial.

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  18. glebe
    glēb/
    noun historical
    a piece of land serving as part of a clergyman's benefice and providing income.
    archaic
    land; fields.

    I had to know, lol. I love stained glass.


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  19. Glad you found and posted it William, it's a beautiful window.

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  20. It's like one big shrinky dink. Did you have those as a kid? We did. Fun stuff.

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  21. The window looks beautiful. When I enlarged the photo, it was even better.

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