This is the Nativity stained glass window from the Chapel of St Werburgh in Chester Cathedral. Good subject for Christmas greeting :).
Chester Cathedral is a fascinating place ( I love Gothic cathedrals). The cathedral (formerly the abbey church of a Benedictine monastery, dedicated to Saint Werburgh) is dedicated to Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Since 1541 it has been the seat of the Bishop of Chester.
The cathedral, typical of English cathedrals in having been modified many times, dates from between 1093 and the early 16th century, although the site itself may have been used for Christian worship since Roman times. All the major styles of English medieval architecture, from Norman to Perpendicular, are represented in the present building.
The cathedral and former monastic buildings were extensively restored during the 19th century (amidst some controversy). The buildings are a major tourist attraction in Chester. In addition to holding services for Christian worship, the cathedral is used as a venue for concerts and exhibitions. (After Wikipedia).
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rigoletto (34269) 2013-12-20 0:45
hi abigaille. so, this is where the cheshire cat was baptized :))
lovely stained glass, the perfect examples of nanotechnology applications on earth. and yeah, the title made me go for mozart's mass in C. thanks for the morning music and an accompanying colorful backdrop.
mirosu (15102) 2013-12-20 0:54
Excellent stained windows detail photo with very nice colors, perfect light, very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions. Well done.
mesutilgim (87404) 2013-12-20 1:02
Hello dear Malgo,
Perfect capture of this beautiful staine glass window in Chester without any distortions and very well distributed light.
By the way I do also not like Gothic archiyecture as it's quite overwhelming the individual and to much desatracting !
TFS and best regards
snunney (87386) 2013-12-20 4:00
The colours and detail are superb. Perfectly exposed and ideally framed. Not much more to say, except thanks for sharing.
Nicou (126408) 2013-12-20 5:12
Quelle compo et vue sueprbe quel vitraux et iamge la lumière qui fait ressortir ces dessin religieux et le tons et couleurs sueprbe ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (64083) 2013-12-20 5:31
Un vitrail, c'est toujours winner, surtout lorsque la lumière est aussi belle et que les couleurs ressortent aussi bien. Celui-ci raconte une bien jolie histoire qui ressemble à celle de Noel.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-20 5:37
love stained glass, and this is a stunner. Not easy to capture the beauty and colour, but this is perfect. Well done!
Have a good weekend - Brian.
rychem (25944) 2013-12-20 7:46
Ci, co wynalezli witraże, wiedzieli co robią, kolory pod światło zawsze robią wrażenie. Piękny witraż i pięknie zrobiony
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-20 10:29
un soggetto in linea con le festività natalizie per la bella natività che vi è rappresentata e nello stesso tempo degno di essere mostrato per la cura e la bellezza del disegno e dei colori.
Un particolare di una vetrata probabilmente più ampia ma che hai saputo comprimere molto bene per farme un bel soggetto.
Ciao e buona serata
Graal (99162) 2013-12-20 12:26
przepiekny witraz. Trudny temat dobrze zrobiony. Fajne detale i rzemioslo wykonawcy.
Wzajemnie zycze Wesolych Swiat.
Przygotowania u mnie oczywiscie trwaja.
carlo62 (36213) 2013-12-20 15:26
non potevi trovare un soggetto migliore per l'imminente Natale.
Una vetrata molto bella e riccamente composta, ben fotografata grazie alla bella esposizione.
photoray (12980) 2013-12-20 19:06
Very attractive and detailed Nativity scene in stain glass, a perfect setting for the sun radiating through.
Perhaps one of the most elaborate stain glass Nativity scenes, or at least one via your image.
Have a wonderful holiday season,
jjcordier (77870) 2013-12-20 22:35
Une photo très réussie de ce vitrail à thème religieux. L'exposition est très bonne et le cadrage réussi.
Silvio1953 (126962) 2013-12-21 5:55
Ciao Malgorzata, fantastic stained glass, fine details, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Noel_Byrne (26117) 2013-12-21 8:55
I love a good stained glass window. As weird as that sounds, its true, there is little in the world that holds as much beauty and delicate art work as stained glass and you captured a real beauty here. You managed perfect symmetry and a fantastic crop to make this window stand out beautifully in the frame. I often find windows tend to warp when I photograph them, but this is just perfect.
Thanks as always
daddo (25146) 2013-12-24 4:11
Hi Malgo. The craftsmen of old definitely knew their art- such dynamic and colourful design and such demanding precision in cutting and mounting the coloured glass. Mind you, I cannot see one dark haired person, which is strange since the whole event took place in the Middle east! Best wishes for the festive season and new year. Happy adventures in 2014. Klaudio.
Angshu (56406) 2013-12-30 21:05
Fantastic details in the stained glass window. Simple yet beautiful to behold..Is it snowing now in Warsaw (just checked your trail with Deniz)?
Wishing you & all your loved ones a fine, prosperous & healthy 2014