Saturday, May 17, 2014

…And Yet More Stained Glass

          Because, as the guys who built all those eye-catching cathedrals knew, you just can't get too much stained glass.

This beauty is also in the Cluny Museum's collection.

Something Different

          Instead of medieval stained glass today, I thought you might like to see my second very most favorite thing from the Louvre:*

The tomb of Burgundian nobleman Philippe Pot.

          This amazing article is life-sized, and so stunningly real that when you enter the room where it is displayed you believe, just for a moment, that you have unwittingly stumbled into a funeral procession from another age.

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*My very most favorite thing of all in the Louvre? This guy:

La Mort Saint-Innocent

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

More Medieval Stained Glass

          I was unable to resist photographing these charming little partridges, which form part of the Cluny Museum's stained glass collection.


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Medieval Stained Glass

          The Cluny Museum in Paris has a lovely collection of medieval stained glass, beautifully lighted and displayed. It was a pleasure to be able to see the pieces up close and notice the masterful glass enamelling techniques used by the artists.

Arms of the Mullenheim family, Strasbourg, created by the studio of Peter Hemmel, Alsace.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Coneflower

          I was going through my photo archive and came across this photo of a coneflower just starting to bloom. It seemed like a good way to start May.