Thursday, 15 November 2012

What light through yonder window breaks? - Thematic Photography

When I saw Carmi's window theme this week I knew I would not have to look far for what I had to post. The question was where to stop.

This first shot was taken looking out of a window in Cornwall where the light really did break through.

St Mawgan interior
A windows theme would not be complete without some stained glass.

Lady Chapel - St Mawgan church
And one much nearer home.

Shorthorn cattle - Kirklevington Parish church
Shorthorn cattle were made famous by Thomas Bates who lived and died in the village.

Moving to the USA I came across these windows at the entrance to the Ford Museum.

Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan
Back to Europe for the view of a public building alongside some less imposing panes.

Brussels Royal Opera House
While we are on the subject of the arts, this is a very modern place.

Inside Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima)
Finally a much older building which took my fancy which has a window or two.

Timber building at York
For other, possibly clearer, views of windows get your wash leather out and visit Carmi's thematic photographic 221.


21 Wits said...

Bob- the poet who knows it! Cool opening and what an interesting bunch of choices you posted. I have to go to the Ford Museum next time I'm in my old home state of Michigan! was so much fun looking through your windows!

Amabaie said...

Nice photos. I love stained glass.

Gilly said...

I love all those windows - especially the modern one in Middlesbrough. And the stained glass is great - the artist knew his cattle, horns and all! And that's an unusually large number of windows in the York House!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - love those stained glass windows - your local one with the short horned cattle is beautiful. Fascinating to see .... love the other windows too .. cheers Hilary

Jo said...

Love the windows, the shorthorn is my favourite too.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Love that cow stained glass.

And, learn something new everyday!

Max Sartin said...

Nice pictures, that last one of the Timber building is cool.

Kiwi Nomad said...

I love your first shot. There's something about sunlight slipping gently into a darkish room through a window...

FinnBadger said...

After reading your comment on my blog today I had to find the picture of the shorthorn stained glass. Fantastic idea for a stained glass window. Thanks for sharing the photo.