Spain & Portugal’s Stained Glass~

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Spain & Portugal have stunning stained glass windows,

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some more modern,

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like these in Madrid,
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and others much older as is this beauty in Mallorca.
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Some are secular such as this one in Aviero Portugal,
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and others modern and religious like Gaudi’s stunners in La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

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This hotel in Lisbon had a historic stained glass ceiling.
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Cheers to you from the sacred stained glass artistry of Portugal & Spain~

174 thoughts on “Spain & Portugal’s Stained Glass~

  1. Stunning artistry one and all. I’m always amazed too at how these windows come thru history still looking spectacular. That’s a gorgeous hotel ! Having just come from Paris, I have a new appreciation for the craftsmanship that went into a building in the past. Probably cost prohibitive these days and perhaps there aren’t too many people who could even make these wonderful pieces of art. xK

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    • Yes, I know exactly what you mean. In Europe you see the atttention and value placed on artisans and artistry in the past. We no longer place enough emphasis on this in my opinion.
      Artistic beauty enhances daily life significantly. Not all of us want to live in a world that values on selfies, the Kardashians, and Pokeman go~

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      • Good point! As long as they don’t walk off a cliff or into traffic following pokeman as he goes, which apparently some people have done. It is always good practice to look up occasionaly from your hand-held device when following it outside to clarify where you might actually be. If you follow GPS or google maps to my house you will drive into a cow pasture and meet the ankol-watusi African bull up close and personal in your now stuck in a cow pie car.
        😉

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  2. You did a great job of photographing these gorgeous stained glass windows, Cindy — by featuring just the colored glass on a black background, you made it easy to enjoy these works of art. Thanks so much~~

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  3. I’ve always been drawn to stained glass, Cuz. It’s easily found in many of the churches built before 1950s but one of the most wonderful examples I found a few years ago was at the Tiffany Museum in Winter Park, FL. Your pics are wonderful. 🙂

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing these, Cindy. They’re stunning and it must have been awe inspiring to experience them yourself. Stained glass creates an incredible ambiance and for me have such a strong spiritual feel as a result.
    xx Rowena

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