On the outside looking in

Well I wasn’t actually  looking in but I was  on the outside….
A few weeks ago, while walking home from work one evening, I took a shortcut through a small local park close to home. Backing onto one corner of the park is a church and there must have been something going on in there that particular evening as all the lights were on, lighting up the stained glass windows. Most of them looked quite plain but the one which was, presumably, behind the altar looked really lovely and certainly worth taking a photo of, however I didn’t have my camera with me at the time and on the numerous occasions I’ve passed since then the church has always been closed.
That was until earlier this evening. I’d been out for the afternoon taking photos for a future post and noticed the church lights were on as I passed nearby so I did a quick detour to get a shot of the window from the outside, and in the dark of the evening the deep colours of the stained glass really stood out.
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I’d love to see the window from the inside but unfortunately the church only seems to be open for normal services and not to visitors so I’ll have to be happy with my shot from the outside.
And talking of churches, I had a lovely few days away in Ireland and visited three churches while I was there – one which I discovered almost by accident – so there’ll be lots of stained glass windows appearing on this blog once I get my photos sorted out and I start writing about my holiday.

 

10 thoughts on “On the outside looking in

    1. Thanks for the tip. I’m sure I’ve heard the name somewhere, I may even have photographed some of his work at some point – I’ll Google him when I get a minute and make a point of trying to find some another time 🙂

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  1. I’m glad I was able to photograph it when I passed this time as it’s really lovely. I saw some really nice ones while I was in Ireland so they’ll be on here eventually 🙂

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  2. I’ve no idea how long it would take to make a window like that but looking at it in detail it must have taken many many hours. The colours are stunning and I’m glad I had my camera with me just at the right time 🙂

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