Stained glass: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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The Great Hall in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is Cathedral-like with its spectacular wall of stained glass, made by William Francis Dixon (1847-1928) in London in 1884. Continue reading

Stained glass: Viana do Castelo

The church of Santa Luzia at the top of a mount overlooking Viana do Castelo spends a lot of time hidden in the clouds. Looking as spectacular as an Indian temple and with views to match once the sun comes out, it’s a wonderful place to spend some time. The camera I took the photo with below doesn’t do the glass justice. Continue reading

Stained glass: Bath Abbey

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Formerly a Benedictine Monastery. Founded in the 7th century, Bath Abbey was reorganised in the 10th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries; major restoration work was carried out by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 1860s. It is one of the largest examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture in the West Country. (Wikipedia) Continue reading

Stained glass: St John the Apostle, Torquay

St John the Apostle is the prominent church which overlooks Torquay Harbour. At night a large neon cross shines brightly from the tower. This was given in memory of Cecil Maude, the famous actor-manager by his wife, the later Mrs Beatrice Maude and dedicated by the Bishop of Exeter on 8 Sept 1955. Information here is taken from a short guide to the church.

I’d wanted to visit this church for many years as some of the windows are by Edward Burne-Jones. I wasn’t disappointed, the church has a wealth of beautiful stained glass.

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