Monday, 31 December 2012

St George at Rossall School

Rossall School is one of the finest schools on the Fylde coast. It is very near to Fleetwood and is really close to the seafront, in fact just yards away. This is not the time and the place to discuss the history of the school or even post a link, but it has a really fine chapel - it is need of repair too. There are fine memorials there. However out off the set of photographs I took, this is one that stands out. The window is a tad out of focus but this brings the statue of St George into even closer detail.

The statue is in wood - probably oak
I spent a wonderful morning at the chapel photographing the artifacts - like this picture Bits of the wood are polished where hands have rubbed it.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Truro Cathedral, The Parish Church of St. Mary

Truro Cathedral is a Neo-Gothic Cathedral which was built between 1880 and 1910. It is the only Cathedral in England to have a parish church within it. Truro was part of the diocese of Exeter until 1887. The Cathedral is dedicated to St. Mary

This window is over the south entrance to the cathedral. The window represents the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles, together with scenes showing how the spirit has subsequently guided the Church through its history.

The South Rose window - Truro Cathedral
A fine example of Victorian glass. There are other rose windows in the Cathedral.
When Truro is visited in the blogs, they will be published.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Blackpool Library

Perhaps this is a little odd to have put a new window in the blog. But it is a well ordered design - rule of thirds - that sort of thing. For me the fact that the colours are not overpowering lends to its effectiveness. The window is half way up the stairs to the reference library.

Blackpool Library stairs.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

The William Wingfield Baker window

This window is at Gulval in Cornwall.
Lovely mix of colours as well as painted glass. The Cornish late afternoon light shining through adds to the luminosity of the glass in a very special way!

To the glory of God; and in affectionate memory of Wilham Wingfield Baker
of Orsett Hall in the County of Essex, Esq Q.C. This Window is erected by his
Children. He died at Sherbourne Castle on the 21st of March 1858 in the 80th
year of his age and was buried at Orsett
Esse Quam Videri
(To be rather than to seem (to be))

The window depicts the baptism of Jesus and the Doctors in the Temple

There is information on William Wingfield Baker in Wikipedia. This is one of a series of photographs of Gulval. This page will be linked to the memorials blog in due time. As far as I am aware this window has never been published before.