Saturday 18 September 2010

Stained Glass

This post is especially for Deb in the old US of A.

Whilst I love stained glass windows that can be found in every church and cathedral here in the UK, when someone like Deb makes a simple comment on a previous post, I realise that I don't appreciate it as much as I should.

Its only when someone like Deb reminds me that such treasures are not easy to find in America, that I realise how lucky we are to be able to wander and find magnificent specimens like this in even the smallest villages here in the UK

These were a few of the windows from the pretty church in Middleham last week.

Especially for you Deb.
And for my other readers, pop over and say hello to Deb. See how long you can watch her beautiful video about Jakes Adoption without requiring a full box of tissues.
PS The motto at Blogger this morning, it seems that "if at first you don't succeed, try again". On other blogs, it shows me an error when I try and leave a comment, but if I have another go - it works!!


BadPenny said...

they really are beautiful & worth a good look at & appreciation.

The Patchwork Heart said...

I totally agree with you, my new husband is American and he notices evrything old and beautiful here things that I just take for granted. We are forever touring churches and taking photos of date stones!It has given me a new appreciation. How nice of you to post pics for an American bloggy friend :)

harmony and rosie said...

Stunning, we do rather take them for granted though, that's true. I agree about blogger, with its silly error messages!!

Anonymous said...

They are beautiful and yes I agree we take them and a lot of other things for granted here in the UK.
I've just had a look back over your blog and you've so many gorgeous photos and you've given me so many ideas for days out!
Hope you're having a great weekend.
Em xxx

crafty cat corner said...

We take so much for granted in this country don't we? I am not particularly religious but I love the peace inside of churches and of course the stained glass windows,
Thanks for the lovely pictures.

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

These are incredible windows and you have done an incredible job capturing them for posting here. Thanks so much, I am totally in love with "real" stained glass...the kind that tells a story and looks like a painting. Most of what I see here, while very pretty, is just not to artfully done in human figure, etc. Someday...someday...I will take a trip to Europe to see all these beautiful things. Thanks, Diane! I loved this!!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Lovely photos Diane - especially the last where the sunlight is dappling the wall and the polished plaque reflecting the colours of the window. Have a lovely weekend, Lesley x

Lyn said...

I know what you mean Diane, someone left a comment on my blog about not having Bluebells in their part of America! imagine a May time walk with out bluebells!!!

Rosie said...

I'm sure Deb will love those windows! We have so many wonderful old buildings over here and we sometimes don't appreciate them enough.

menopausalmusing said...

I love churches and graveyards and it had never entered my head that America might not have the same....... Stunning photos of such beautiful windows.

Gilly said...

I love stained glass! Have you seen the Creation Window in Chester Cathedral? Modern, and gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Beautiful - we are very lucky to have so much history.

I'm reading The Other Boleyn Girl at the moment and can't put it down.


brightandnew said...

I love stained glass and these windows are particularly stunning. Your photos capture them beautifuly.

busybusybeejay said...

We do take it all for granted here in the UK.Our beautiful scenery as well.I live in N Wales and have to pinch myself sometimes and tell myself how lucky I am to have ended up here.

The Girl said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love a bit of stained glass action.