March 1, 2009

March Theme Day: Glass - railway stained glasses

According to our yesterday's promise, there are railway details in today's photos. You can see fragments of stained glasses which are in the main nave, near altar. Do you know any other church in the world where you can see choo choo and waggons in the stained glasses?:)

Of course the photos were taken in the 'Railway Church' (you can see it here and here).

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10 comments:

Fio said...

Co za pomysł! Przyznam, że z takim motywem jeszcze się nie spotkałam :D Ale będę szukać!

cieldequimper said...

Oh wow, that's great! The stained glass in itself is gorgeous, I don't think I had ever seen a steam train represented like this!!

JM said...

It's the 1st time I see a train on stained glass windows! Very original, no doubt!

susieofarabia said...

These windows are truly beautiful and unique. And the Railway Church is incredible. Wow!

slim said...

This is fabulous and a perfect post from your town. My grandfather was a railway conductor so trains are in my blood. The architecture in your town is beautiful . . . thanks for sharing it with us. Happy theme day!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is indeed unique. The stained glass in this church is similar in concept to some religious images in the New World.

In Costa Rica, as in Mexico and other parts of Latin America, the Spanish missionaries at times adopted characteristics of the native people in the icons of the church in order to appeal to the local population. Thus, there were some local, dark skinned peasants who were regarded as having experienced miracles, such as the story behind Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico or the La Negrita statue in Costa Rica, which I have written about and shown on my site.

The stained glass in the railroad church is the same technique -- create religious art using the symbols that connect to the local population.

Babooshka said...

I think it is the first train I have seen too. Strange but pretty.

PAK said...

Też poszukam ;)

PS.
No i jak tu podglądać bloga w pracy -- szef zerka przez ramię i też się zachwyca ;)

magiceye said...

beautiful!
lovely capture!

Marc said...

Yes, it's rather special to depict trains in stained glass, but logical in the railway church I guess...