I've posted this window before, but from straight on. This stained glass window is in the main branch of the public library downtown. Instead of religious figures as you'd see in a church, we get literary titans like Shakespeare, Dickens, Scott, Tennyson, and others in the window. It's a bit of a challenge to photograph, but it's a worthwhile subject to capture.
Yes, very pretty but not very Halloween-ish. Could I see a stain glass in a Halloween Mooooo Teefffffffff, please.ReplyDelete
love stained glass windows :)ReplyDelete
Captures the dignity and importance of culture!ReplyDelete
ALOHA from Honolulu
How funny, my eyes immediately went to the top figure and I said to myself that looks like William Shakespeare. A lovely window, very different from the norm.ReplyDelete
I think it's a great idea for a library to honor some of the world's best known authors in this way!ReplyDelete
It's a nice window and your right stained galss windows are hard to photogaphReplyDelete
Yes, teach the beautiful things that do not go unnoticed.ReplyDelete
Stained glass windows always are so beautiful.ReplyDelete
What a great idea !ReplyDelete
Nice to see a secular stained glass window once in a while.ReplyDelete
Wow! I imagine you could fill a lot of stained glass windows with the images of famous authors.ReplyDelete
i have had several folks within my life that do stain glass work - it is really a great way to show your creative side. too amazing in my book. ( :ReplyDelete
Nice to see that Will gets top billing!ReplyDelete
This angled image works for me.ReplyDelete
@Whisk: that could be a challenge.
@Jen: so do I.
@Cloudia: it certainly does.
@Denise: he's a good one to have at the top.
@Halcyon: it was a very good idea.
@Bill: every once in awhile a shot comes out right.
@Marianne: they are.ReplyDelete
@Stuart: I thought so!
@Dina: it's quite rare to see them.
@Revrunner: you could.
@Beth: it would be beyond my capabilities.
@Jane and Chris: he deserves it.
@Birdman: it brings out a different light, I think.
This is such a gorgeous stained glass. Love that it has got literary figures.ReplyDelete
You captured it so beautifully!
I love stained glass and I agree that it's very hard to photograph. Lovely piece.ReplyDelete
It looks beautiful. I love the colors.ReplyDelete
I always have trouble with stained glass too. You did a great job with this shot!ReplyDelete
Unusual and very interesting: a really 'inspiring' window!ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous! You captured it well.ReplyDelete
As you know, I like stained glass windows (and photographs of them!)ReplyDelete
I love stained glass!ReplyDelete
That window is truly a work of art!ReplyDelete
It's lovely. It's been ages since I've been to Ottawa. It's a great city.ReplyDelete
@Rosemary: thank you.
@Sharon: there's quite a rich variety of colours in that, particularly the burgundy.
@VP: and just right for a library.
@Jackie: thank you!
@Karl: I can never get tired of stained glass.
@Norma: so do I.
@Judy: the artist can be proud of their work.
@Hilary: it's a city I love to live in.
That's a little bit different William and totally appropriate for it's situation..ReplyDelete
Gods of the literary world.ReplyDelete
I like the idea of putting literary giants in stained glass!ReplyDelete
So beautiful and so suitable!ReplyDelete
How wonderful to find this in a library.ReplyDelete
It's beautiful and I like the subjects in this window.ReplyDelete
Outstanding and impressive!!ReplyDelete
It's refreshing to see secular figures memorialized in glass. This is a nice piece.ReplyDelete
I challenge you to the Oogie Boogie Challenge.ReplyDelete
@Peter: some of the best!
@Cheryl: it's a great concept for a library.
@RedPat: it fits its surroundings so well.
@Marleen: it's a great touch.
@Jan: they're great writers.
@Kay: I thought so!
@Whisk: I'll have to find out what that means...
it is so pretty!ReplyDelete
Love the colors and theme!ReplyDelete
I love this! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I imagine the nice colors make for a soothing light in the library. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
Are you doing any Fall Tours? The days are getting shorter for those!ReplyDelete
Pretty stained glass.ReplyDelete
@Tanya: that it is.ReplyDelete
@Janis: so do I.
@Linda: you're welcome.
@Eve: it does!
@Jennifer: four years later, yes, I'm doing fall tours at the moment. Hoping to get up to the Gatineau Hills on Sunday.
@Glennis: it is very much so.