Sunday, March 18, 2012

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors #16

Week #16

Last weekend, I took some photos of windows and doors in Redondo Beach and planned to post them today.  But then, I read something about St. Benedict in an email this morning and I started thinking about monasteries, abbeys and cathedrals.  That little rabbit trail took me back to thinking about England.  Again.  I couldn't resist opening up my files of photos and reliving our two visits to Canterbury Cathedral.
Oh, so many elaborate windows and doors!


Glimpses of the tower windows among the arches.


I'm linking to Toby's Whimsical Windows and Delirious Doors.

9 comments:

ellen b. said...

I never tire of scenes like these form Great Britain!

Lesley said...

arches make wonderful frames, don't they?!

mary said...

awesome shots, love the first one...

Ralph said...

You cannot get more impressive windows and portals than in this cathedral! Arches leave such intricate shapes around large, and I assume, stained glass. Beautiful if massive!

Sara said...

It never ceases to amaze me that so many, many centuries ago people were able to build such magnificent and elaborate structures that we still find so beautiful today!

Bethany Hissong said...

At first I thought "Where in the U.S. did she find this??" but of course, it was England! Whenever you post from your trip, it takes me back to my college classes in art history and memorizing the parts of the cathedrals. I love them!

toby said...

My goodness, those are really breathtaking! I'm so glad that you went to your archives to share them with us, thanks!

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Sharon Lynne said...

I love all the old cathedrals, and ancient buildings too. There's just not enough of them in California!