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August 10, 2013

Piecing Together The Last Minutes of Our Stay…

Filed under: Ely: Cathedral,ENGLAND,PHOTOGRAPHY — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

In Ely Cathedral last summer we discovered that they also have a stained glass museum.

Naturally there was stained glass to admire but there are also exhibits about the glass making process, For instance there is an oven for heating the glass, information on glass blowing and  small models of glass-making rooms with figures making the panels was they would do in real life.

There are also other things on display… a collection of very old and considerably weathered stone heads, plus one more modern one that’s a stark contrast to them.

High up across the Cathedral I catch a glimpse of a sectioned off part of the Cathedral where restoration work is taking place, pieces of what I think might be stone lay wrapped on shelves for treatment or replacement.

More photos of course but time is ticking away and we have our appointment with Himself’s cousins to keep. We take a last look around Ely Cathedral and I determine to try and finish touring the rest of this amazing and beautiful building on a future visit.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

stone heads Ely cathedral 1e (Small)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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December 26, 2012

Once In a Lifetime You Should Take The Plunge…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Sometimes you find a work of art that makes your heart sing…

I had the dream and put some savings away every month in the hope that one day I would find the piece that would be “the one”.

After years searching and signing  over prices well out of my reach, this stained glass window captured my heart and being within my budget completed a lifelong wish to own a real antique window that would make me smile every single time I would look at it.

Let’s just say that every time I look at this I am inspired about all things beautiful in this world, I appreciate the stunning workmanship and the colours never fail to brighten my day.

Of course this is a once in a lifetime purchase,  but maybe just sometimes once  in your lifetime you should take a plunge and do something mad, like buying a stained glass window.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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