Local Heart, Global Soul

January 12, 2020

A Sunburst To Look At All Day…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Grr, I’m messing things up in the WordPress Schedule again, this time not checking that one of my ‘prep’ posts did not have the same date as an actual post, so early readers got a an almost blank page as well as the post I intended.

My apologies for that, my brain is malfunctioning. (which may be nothing new). I could try and blame things on jet-lag but in all honesty it’s just my stupidity.

The Netherlands has a national event called ‘Nationale Monumentendag’ (Open days for National Historic Places sites) and one of the places open to the Public in 2019 was the ‘Freemason’s House’ in the Hague.

I noticed from the outside what appears to be a stained glass window above the entrance door and tried to take photographs of it once I was inside.

Sadly the very best vantage point was up the stairs, where a beautiful chandelier hung bang-on center in the way. I had to manoeuvre to the stairs *very, very carefully* since it’s not a favourite place to be on crutches.

With a little perseverance I managed to get photographs, and well worth they were too.

This is amazing stained glass, featuring what might be described as a ‘Sunburst’ pattern.

Closer inspection noting that some of the pattern elements were not quite the same but very similar to those in the skylight I featured in yesterdays post.

The colour scheme seems to be almost the same and the over-all style of the pieces matched. Maybe they were made by the same stained glass artists? Who knows.

Either way they shine light into otherwise darkened hallways and stairs, and do it in a manner that is aesthetically pleasing, beautiful and calming for the soul.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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