In the Cathedral of Metz there are some 6,500 m2 of stained glass windows. The number of windows is over 120. Some of them are from the 13th century but others are of more modern design. There are for example three windows by Marc Chagall. These windows illustrate biblical scenes from the Old Testament such as Jacob wrestling with the angel (seen in this picture) and Eve and the apple.
In the night the 8 August 2008 intruders broke into the Cathedral and broke the window depicting Eva and the apple. The intruders scrawled graffiti on the cathedral's stones and appeared to be vandals rather than professional thieves.
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holmertz (33489) 2010-03-07 2:26
This is also a fine picture from one of the many churches of France. The completely black surroundings give the colours of the windows a strong effect, maybe even more than when seen on location where light and architectural details and noise from other visitors may distract.
mauro61 (52623) 2010-03-07 2:53
lo sfondo scuro dell'interno della chiesa fa ben risaltare le vetrate colorate.
Buona la ripresa.
saxo042 (35170) 2010-03-07 6:22
Very beautiful glass windows here, a far way from the usual glass windows in old churches. Chagall has handled this special media like the remarkable artist that he is! A very interesting contribution to TE!
Longroute (19392) 2010-03-07 8:09
Very fine and artistic Ulf,
you framed and exposed well this work of art so that we can appreciate its fine colours and figures.
romanaa (7684) 2010-03-07 8:14
what a beauty in the window. I love the sharpness and a precise light management that allowed to shine all blue shades of Chagall work.
syd1946 (18663) 2010-03-07 10:02
I am impressed very much for this kind of artwork!And you handle very well the low light conditions to give us these amazing colors contrasting the dark parts.Interesting note as well!
bukitgolfb301 (33486) 2010-03-07 13:25
Hello my dear Ulf
Another great shot indeed.
Perfect framework, loght control, sharpness in the detail, vivid color are so nice as usual. Congratulation on your nice job!
Thanks for your sharing, have a nice week!
John_F_Kennedy (41884) 2010-03-07 23:42
Great close-up shot of this window. Great details, colours, light, sharpness.
have a nice day,
danos (80252) 2010-03-09 11:33
nice presentation of this stained glass window with the painting to be captured perfect. The dark frame of the window, brings out the details of the art work.
maloutim (9619) 2010-03-14 9:30
I love photos of stained-glass windows, especially when the sharpness is as good as on this one!
Here, I like the blue surroundings with the red parts in the center! It makes for an interesting composition!
What a shame about the vandals, as if there weren't enough natural catastrophes to destroy the works of art!
Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture!
sacimar (25971) 2010-03-16 14:48
this is other interesting picture, I like the angle, the visual effect is interesting, the window is also beautiful,