Thursday, October 9, 2014

Literary Stained Glass

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.


46 comments:

  1. Yes, very pretty but not very Halloween-ish. Could I see a stain glass in a Halloween Mooooo Teefffffffff, please.

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  2. Captures the dignity and importance of culture!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  3. 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.

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  4. I think it's a great idea for a library to honor some of the world's best known authors in this way!

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  5. It's a nice window and your right stained galss windows are hard to photogaph

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  6. Yes, teach the beautiful things that do not go unnoticed.

    Tomás.

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  7. Stained glass windows always are so beautiful.

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  8. Nice to see a secular stained glass window once in a while.

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  9. Wow! I imagine you could fill a lot of stained glass windows with the images of famous authors.

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  10. 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. ( :

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  11. Nice to see that Will gets top billing!
    Jane x

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  12. This angled image works for me.

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  13. @Linda: thanks!

    @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.

    @Tomas: true!

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  14. @Marianne: they are.

    @Stuart: I thought so!

    @Dina: it's quite rare to see them.

    @Luis: thanks!

    @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.

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  15. This is such a gorgeous stained glass. Love that it has got literary figures.
    You captured it so beautifully!

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  16. I love stained glass and I agree that it's very hard to photograph. Lovely piece.

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  17. It looks beautiful. I love the colors.

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  18. I always have trouble with stained glass too. You did a great job with this shot!

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  19. Unusual and very interesting: a really 'inspiring' window!

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous! You captured it well.

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  21. As you know, I like stained glass windows (and photographs of them!)

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  22. That window is truly a work of art!

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  23. It's lovely. It's been ages since I've been to Ottawa. It's a great city.

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  24. @Tamago: thanks!

    @Rosemary: thank you.

    @Sharon: there's quite a rich variety of colours in that, particularly the burgundy.

    @Lois: thanks!

    @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.

    @Tex: thanks!

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  25. That's a little bit different William and totally appropriate for it's situation..

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  26. I like the idea of putting literary giants in stained glass!

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  27. So beautiful and so suitable!

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  28. How wonderful to find this in a library.

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  29. It's beautiful and I like the subjects in this window.

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  30. Outstanding and impressive!!

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  31. It's refreshing to see secular figures memorialized in glass. This is a nice piece.

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  32. I challenge you to the Oogie Boogie Challenge.

    Muhahaha.

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  33. @Grace: definitely.

    @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.

    @Bill: thanks!

    @Kay: I thought so!

    @Whisk: I'll have to find out what that means...

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  34. I love this! Thanks for sharing.

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  35. I imagine the nice colors make for a soothing light in the library. Beautiful.

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  36. Are you doing any Fall Tours? The days are getting shorter for those!

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