Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Stained Glass; Valley Forge, PA


Stained Glass Panel
Washington Memorial Chapel
Valley Forge, PA

19 comments:

  1. Very colorful and detailed. Normally I see stained glasses on churches :)

    Happy WW!

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  2. I love stained glass. This is a gorgeous example!

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  3. Oh, I love stained glass. I once stayed on vacation in Myrtle Beach. There was stained glass in the window of the bathroom. Needless to say I didn't feel like it was a bathroom at all, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this stained glass. I could look at it forever.

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  4. Stained glass with books in it! How fantastic!

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  5. How pretty!
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  6. I love this! I've never seen books in a stained glass window.

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  7. Perfect. Maybe I'll get to see it in person sooner rather than later...

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  8. Lovely. And I love the books!

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  9. I used to make stained glass windows -- not at this level of course! But I understand the labor and love that goes into it. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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  10. Now I'm kickin' myself for skipping the chapel while I was there. Grrr.. Great photo! Thanks for sharing :o)

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  11. I love this window! That guy's jacket is awesome!

    Do have any idea about when the windows were made?

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  12. Thanks for the great comments everyone!

    I Heart Monster, you should definitely check it out if you make a return trip. The windows are gorgeous -- this is only a single pane from one of the windows.

    Heidenkind, isn't it beautiful? I think the green is really striking against the red and the blue. I also love the lavender around the lettering. I believe construction on the Chapel started in 1903 and ended in 1917, so somewhere in that time period. Samuel Yellin did a lot of work on the Washington Memorial Chapel, but I'm not sure if he produced the windows. I'll have to double-check the next time I visit Valley Forge.

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  13. S. Krishna, thank you so much!

    Mariposa, thanks for stopping by!

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  14. It is very very beautiful.

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  15. Toni, thank you for stopping in. It is gorgeous, is it not?

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