28 December 2011

Elephant


Louis Vuitton, Salizada San Moise, San Marco, Venice © Brian Sibley 2011

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25 December 2011

Jubilation

Greetings at Christmastide


The Vyner Memorial Window by Edward Burne Jones, Oxford Cathedral, Christ Church
© David Weeks, 2011

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21 December 2011

Decorations


Chocolatier 's window, Venice © Brian Sibley 2009

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17 December 2011

Tree


All Saints' Church, Ascot, © Brian Sibley 2010

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13 December 2011

Curio Shop


Curio shop in Campo San Stefano, San Marco, Venice, Italy

David Weeks © 2011

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30 November 2011

Shadow of the LIon


Shadow of the Lion statue on the Palazzo Ducale, San Marco, Venice

© Brian Sibley 2005

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22 November 2011

Rainbow Windows

Cloud Windows (1)

Clouds reflected in the multi-coloured windows of Te Papa Tongarewa (Museum of New Zealand) Wellington, NZ

© Brian Sibley 2011

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17 November 2011

St Michael

Stained Glass Window - St Michael

d Glass Window - St Michael (Detail 2)

Stained Glass Window - St Michael (Detail 1)

Clayton & Bell's St Michael window in the North Transept of Oxford Cathedral, Christ Church

© David Weeks 2011

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13 November 2011

Lattice

Latice

Today's window gazing post is by guest photographer, Sheila Shrigley

Lattice windows, Hole Cottage, Cowden, Kent © Sheila Shrigley, 2001

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09 November 2011

Lazy Lady

Lazy Lady


Mural on the facade of the Museum Art Hotel, Cable Street, Wellington, New Zealand © Brian Sibley, 2001

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05 November 2011

Bonfire



In celebration of Britain's November 5th/Guy Fawkes/Bonfire Night festivities...

The bonfire of spinning-wheels from Sleeping Beauty, depicted on a stained-glass window in Le Château de la Belle au Bois (Sleeping Beauty's Castle), Disneyland Paris © Brian Sibley, 2001

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You can see more windows from Le Château de la Belle au Bois here and here.

01 November 2011

Panagia

Panagia Crysochera

Church of Panagia Crysochera at the Castle of Chrysocheria on Kalymnos, Greece © David Weeks 2011

Inscription: "Matthew 10:32 - Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven."

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28 October 2011

Sun-up

Sun-spot

Window in Wakefield Street, Wellington, New Zealand © Brian Sibley 2011

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20 October 2011

Cellar

Cellar

Faux window in Supermarket on Kalymnos, Greece © Brian Sibley 2011

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15 October 2011

Cross

Cross

Tiny window in wall of Church of Panagia Crysochera at the Castle of Chrysocheria in Kalymnos, Greece © David Weeks 2011

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10 October 2011

Divers

Divers

Building on the corner of Piccadilly Circus and Haymarket, London © Brian Sibley 2011

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05 October 2011

Blue Grille

Greek Window (3)


Window in Paradise taverna, Vilhadia, Kalymnos, Greece © Brian Sibley 2011

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30 September 2011

Bachanalia

Bacchanalian Youth

Trompe-l'œil 'window' in Athens taverna in Plaka © David Weeks 2007

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25 September 2011

Getty Triptych

Getty Window Triptych (1)

Getty Window Triptych (2)

Getty Window Triptych (3)


Grounds of The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, USA © Brian Sibley 2006

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20 September 2011

Curves

Concert Hall

Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California, USA © Brian Sibley 2004

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15 September 2011

Empire State

Stained Glass: Empire State Building

Stained glass window in the Empire State Building, New York, USA © Brian Sibley 2004

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10 September 2011

Ruin

Ruin

Ruined hut, Kalymnos, Greece © David Weeks 2010

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05 September 2011

Turner

J W M Turner

Stained glass by John Hayward of Edenbridge, Kent, commemorating J W M Turner (1775-1851) in St Mary's Church, Battersea, London.

It is said that JMW Turner painted some of his riverscape studies of light from the vestry window of the church. He lived in a terrace house across the river in Chelsea, which can be seen from the churchyard, and was rowed over everyday by his servant in order that he might paint. 'Turner's Chair', in which he sat to paint, is now one of the chairs in the sanctuary of the church. The window contains an early self-portrait of Turner set against a drawing of the West end of the church. This is lightly treated on white glass in a style suggested by Turner's paintings, in red, orange and golds. Below the portrait are reminders of his close association wit the Royal Academy. At bottom left are shown the original works of Morgan's Crucibles, a local industry, the donors of the window.

© Brian Sibley 2010

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02 September 2011

Cross-hatch

Cross-hatch


Great Court, British Museum, London, © Brian Sibley 2010

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29 August 2011

Harry's


Harry's Bar

Harry's Bar, Fondamenta delle Farine, San Marco, Venice, Italy © Brian Sibley 2004

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25 August 2011

Pelican

"I am the True Vine."

"I am the True Vine" Stained glass by Beverley Shore Bennett in the windows of the ambulatory, St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington, NZ.

These windows are based around the "I am" statements of Jesus - the Bread, the Way, the Vine, the Life, the Resurrection, the Lamb of God. The windows contain many symbols, which elaborate on these themes, for example the life cycle of the monarch butterfly, as seen in the Resurrection window.

© Brian Sibley, 2003

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21 August 2011

Cock

Cockerel

Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy © Brian Sibley 2002

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17 August 2011

Triptych

Triptych

San Giorgio Maggiore from Palazzo Ducale, San Marco, Venice, Italy © Brian Sibley 2004

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13 August 2011

Sun & Moon

Sun & Moon (2)

Sun & Moon (1)

Papier mache Sun and Moon displayed in an upper side-window of a mask shop in Venice, Italy.

Brian Sibley © 2005

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04 August 2011

Teapot

Teapot

Old Pottery Cafe, Watts Galler, near Godalming, Surrey
by Guest Window-gazer, Sheila Shrigley © 2011

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28 July 2011

Aquarium

Aquarium

Brighton Aquarium © Brian Sibley, 2011

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21 July 2011

Royal Sale

royal sale

Shop window in Windsor and Eton from the flickr photostream of guest photographer Need a Haircut © 2011

26 June 2011

Blake

William Blake (Side-light)

Stained glass by John Hayward of Edenbridge, Kent, commemorating William Blake (1757-1827) in St Mary's Church, Battersea, London.

William Blake was married to Catherine Boucher in the church in 1782. The original wedding certificate can be viewed here. It surprises many to learn that the wife of one of our greatest poets was illiterate, and could only made her mark with a cross. The wedding is suggested by a wedding ring between two pencil portraits. The one of the left is William drawn by Catherine, the one on the right, Catherine as drawn by William.

The rest of the window design attempts to give expression to the diversity of Blake's talents as a painter, engraver, printer and poet. Among his more insistent themes are those concerned with seeing the great and the small and the idea that all things contain a male and female principle. He is also the author of the words of the hymn, 'Jerusalem', now a very popular hymn at weddings in the church today. At the bottom right is a picture of the Houses of Parliament to mark the connection with the late William Hamling, MP, in whose memory the window was given.

William Blake (Detail)

© Brian Sibley, 2011

21 June 2011

Breathing

Breathing

Atop the roof of the new Egton Wing of Broadcasting House mirroring the radio mast, is a cone shaped glass structure, reaching into the sky at the same height as the radio mast opposite. It was sculpted b Jaume Plensa and is a memorial to all of the BBC journalists killed in the line of duty. Called 'Breathing', it includes words from a poem by James Fenton and is illuminated day and night. At 22:00 hours daily, to coincide with the 10 O'Clock News, a column of light shines 900 metres into the sky. It was officially unveiled on the 16 June 2008 by the UN Secretary General, Ban-Ki-Moon.

© Brian Sibley, 2011

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13 June 2011

Sunset Eye

Sunset Eye

The London Eye reflected in the windows of a building in Lambeth palace Road, London © David Weeks, 2011

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02 June 2011

Ascension

East Window

Stained-glass window in All Saints' Church, Ascot, Berkshire © David Weeks, 2010

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31 May 2011

Reflected Bridge

Reflected Bridge (3)

Sydney Harbour Bridge reflected in a window (with distant view of Sydney Opera House) © Brian Sibley, 2001

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26 May 2011

Colossus

Colossus (1)

Statue in Ashmolean Museum, Oxford © Brian Sibley, 2010

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21 May 2011

Bridge

Schoolgirls


Sydney Harbour Bridge (with schoolgirls) photographed from Sydney Opera House © Brian Sibley, 2001

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16 May 2011

Shells

Shells

Windows (and display cases) in Museo Storica Naturale, Fondaco Dei Turchi, Santa Croce, Venice, Italy © Brian Sibley, 2010

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10 May 2011

Fairies

Fairy guardians

The three good fairies from Sleeping Beauty - Fauna, Merryweather and Flora - depicted on a stained-glass window in Le Château de la Belle au Bois (Sleeping Beauty's Castle) Disneyland Paris © 2001

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You can see two more windows from Le Château de la Belle au Bois here.

06 May 2011

Big Ben

Big Ben

Photographed from St Stephen's Tavern, 10 Bridge Street, Westminster, City of London © David Weeks, 2010

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01 May 2011

Tattoo Parlour

Tattoo Parlour

Tattoo Parlour, George Street, Hastings, Sussex © 2011

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