“Thursday’s Windows” photo challenge.


I saw another photo theme last week at Sandra Conner’s blog. It’s a Thursday challenge, but I’m sure I can sneak in a day late, and she won’t complain. It’s really easy challenge, simply titled, “Thursday’s windows,” so I thought I’d have a go at it. Looking out of my window today, all I can see is grey sea and sky with a generous amount of rain, so I’m staying put.

Last year whilst in England, visiting my mom-in-law, who will turn 100 next year, we took her and my sister-in-law, to the 11th century Chichester Cathedral. I put this next photo in, just to show you what a 99-year old looks like. :)

This beautiful cathedral has both Norman and Gothic architecture and has been called “the most typical English Cathedral”.

It has a really majestic free-standing medieval bell tower

The inside architecture has such beauty and grace.

The choir was practising the music for Evensong, and it was just heavenly to sit and listen. Those young boys’ pure, clear voices, transported me to another world.

Now I’ll get to the windows for the challenge.

Here are the ones which most enthralled me. I’m a real sucker for old stained glass windows. Craftsmen of the Middle Ages raised the practice of creating stained glass windows to a high art in the era of Gothic cathedral building, and developed techniques still used today.

Of course, I’ve saved the best for last.

I hope you enjoyed my visit to this wonderful cathedral. Have a great, relaxing weekend, doing only what you feel like.

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100 comments on ““Thursday’s Windows” photo challenge.

  1. Pingback: CBBH Photo Challenge: Windows | Anotherdayinparadise2's Blog

  2. It’s sucha pleasure to visit your blog and see the many wonderul photos that your take. I always feel like I’ve been traveling afterwards. You have the photo’s I love to take – churches and stained glass windows. Beautiful ….
    Toodles,
    Izzy

  3. Thank you for showing us Chichester Cathedral :) What a wonderful post with some great photos in it :) This is a nice wish AD, wish you a fun weekend too.

  4. Beautiful stained glass windows!! It’s so hard to photograph them and you did a wonderful job. Your mother-in-law looks great for 99!! I love Evensong in British cathedrals. It’s so moving… :-)

  5. I grew up in Chester, which also has a beautiful cathedral. (Never been to Chichester) I was once ‘asked to leave’ by a vicar because I had walked in eating an ice lolly. I was 12/13, I think? :)
    Your photos are wonderful.

      • Ouch! In those days I wouldn;t have been able to even spell atheist, I merely felt a bit embarrassed that’s all. Besides, as a member of the Boy Scouts( yes, ’tis hard to believe, I know) we went to the cathedral on a fairly regular basis as part of the Scout Band, I played a cornet !

  6. What a beautiful woman your MiL is! How wonderful – it gives us all hope that we can look that good and live that long :)

    The pictures are fantastic. I love stained glass windows :D

  7. It is amasing that all those hundreds of years ago they were able to build such enormous and beautiful structures with just manual labour and little or no technology ;)

  8. Beautiful… beautiful… beautiful… thanks for sharing, I’m talking about your Mother-in-law of naturally… the photos of the buildings just as beautiful….
    I have an Aunt, who turns 102 in December… mind like a computer… when we phone, she remembers all the kids names, their children’s names, where they all stay …etc… I have trouble remembering my own name sometimes… she is brilliantly wide awake…

    • Thanks so much, bdt. Your aunt sounds like my MiL. I admire her so much. She’s as bright as a button and on no medication, except for eye drops. She is an absolute fiend on the Scrabble board, and has a memory like an elephant.

  9. Stunning pictures of chichester…was there at easter time…There was a Bishop being ordained or something along those lines so most of the area was cordoned off!!

  10. Alls I can say is WOW!!! I’m amazed at those sites (and I too am impressed with your Mother-In-Law)! Hope you have an awesome weekend planned,my friend :D

  11. Wow, they don’t build them like that anymore, do they? Two more things – (1) is your mom in law really 100 years old? She doesn’t look it! (2) if I promise to wear a batman t-shirt can I be the bat in the bell tower?

  12. The MiL looks quite sprightly ;-)
    As for the Cathedral – that’s why I like old buildings so much. They had almost no tools, yet they built masterpieces that’s still standing – just absolutely magnificent!

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