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PostPosted: 22 Mar 2013 12:36 pm 
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Nothing earth shattering, just some nice stained glass I came across recently, in a village in Wiltshire. Hopefully lovuian will like them. :)

It's only a couple of windows, but I thought some of the colours, particularly the blues and greens, were very vivid and striking, and there are also some interesting details (like a multi-coloured palm tree!).

The church is in Horningsham, a village on the Longleat estate owned by the Marquess of Bath, in south-west Wiltshire. I grew up in the next village and was down for a visit. It was the first time I'd been into this particular church, although I know it well from the outside. The church originally dates from the 12th century, but has been extensively re-built - once in 1783 and again in 1843. The stained glass dates from the mid-19th century, and the time of the last refurbishment. Sorry for my slightly wonky aim in a couple of cases. But I really like the detail accomplished by the stained glass workers.

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Some multi-coloured foliage:

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And a multi-coloured palm tree (don't think I've seen one of these before):

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Exquisite use of blue and green here:

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And a couple more images:

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And the church in question:

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PostPosted: 23 Mar 2013 2:41 am 
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First off Richard they are beautiful
the detail is exquisite
It amazes me the different styles of haloes
I noticed the Samaritan woman and the woman sinner .....a theme on women
I like Jesus talking to a woman and teaching her ...It really speaks volumes about Christ view on women

I love them the stained glass masters are magnificent in their work

Is this St John the Baptist
there are green mans there too

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A May King
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gorgeous

lady is a queen, crowned and peeping out at us from the surrounding foliage

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PostPosted: 23 Mar 2013 8:20 pm 
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A photo I took at a stained glass museum

Painting with Light
stained glass is the only art form which relies on natural day light for its effect

a painter on canvas is dealing with reflected light

a painter of light is dealing with a powerful energy

Its a great master who can harness this energy and he knows that his painting of light will change every day ....it all depends on the Sun


I'm thankful we have the stained glass windows because they give us a glimpse of history...in the way people dressed and thought

So keep on taking those beautiful pictures :wink:

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