Tag Archives: Stained glass

Tinted views

23 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Olive branches – Palau Mornau

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend, and that the outlook for the new week is a bright one. In case it isn’t all that great, here are some tinted views to cheer you up and add some colour to your life – enjoy!

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Watery hues – Carrer Pietà

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Stained glass at Palau Güell

4 Jun copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Plain stain

Happy Monday! How about kick-starting the week with some stained glass? Not just any old stained glass though, this is stained glass at Palau Güell!

Much use was made by Gaudí of stained glass elements at this gorgeous palace, starting with some very plain and simple stained glass (in the sense that it is bits of coloured glass inset into lead or iron but with no actual images painted). We can find examples of this under the main domed ceiling (viewed from the inside – above – and outside – below)…

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Plain stain 2

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Where flowers (and hemp) rule

22 May copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

On the glass ceiling

Last week I showed you images of the Hemp Museum Gallery and promised to show you details of the palace it is housed in, the Palau Mornau. Well here they are, in a slideshow after the page break, images from the palace where flowers (and hemp) rule

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Stained…

15 Nov copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
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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