Stained…

15 Nov
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Gran de Gràcia

I’ve always loved stained glass. The way the various coloured bits of glass have been puzzled within leaden strips, the colours when the sun shines through, and when the light hits any surface… so beautiful! Therefore, as I am in a colourful mood today, I thought I’d share some examples of stained glass windows, as found around Barcelona.

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Gran de Gràcia

Above, two examples from Carrer Gran de Gràcia, which are lovely as seen from the outside, but must be even more so from within. Oh what I’d give to be invited inside!!

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Carrer Paradis

From the building which houses the Roman temple I showed you not long ago, a simpler, more angular design.  Lovely with its subtle green shades and striking deep blue, emerald green, blood red and golden yellow.

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Carrer Paradis

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Carrer Nou de Zurbano

The design on the bay window (above) appears to be purely graphic, and seems to be in good shape. I love the deep green of the wooden casing. Gorgeous, isn’t it?

Below, a very simple floral example, on rather funky seventies’ glass panels, found in a small church in the Barri Gòtic.

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Carrer Palma de Sant Just

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Carrer Elisabets

Around the corner from the Cute Suite, on Carrer Elisabets, a bakery has used stained glass to create its shop signs. Very striking indeed, and not so common (or at least I think so) to see stained glass used for viewing from outside. As you can observe, the glass is mostly opaque, and where clear, it has been backed by a light coloured panel. Very effective.

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Carrer Elisabets

Last, but not least, a rather funky geometrical example, that can be found in the shop window of a dry cleaner’s on Carrer del Carme. I’m not sure if the lead has been applied onto an existing window pane, or if it has been made the traditional way, but it’s very effective and certainly glams up what would otherwise probably be a rather boring window!

Fancy some shopping tomorrow? Great, let’s meet here. Fins demà!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer del Carme

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