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The Most Beautiful Stained Glass Windows Around the Globe
Around the world is home to some of the most beautiful stained glass windows and famously decorated cathedrals that bring the artwork to the space itself.
The earliest examples of stained glass work date back to 686 A.D. This is why there are hundreds of stunning stained glass windows around the world.
They are a breathtaking feature that adds depth and beauty to any place. And they wouldn't look out of place in your regular home.
But if you're putting a stained glass window in your home, you'll need some inspiration. So check out these beautiful stained glass windows from around the world!
It might be easy to overlook Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, in favor of some of its bigger attractions. But it's famous stained glass windows are easily the best in the city.
The chapel is home to 6,500 square feet of stained glass. It features 15 panels, which tell a plethora of religious stories.
The windows were originally built in the 13th century. But a huge restoration project in 2015 means they're looking better than ever!
Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona
The Palau de la Música Catalana is a stunning fete of architecture. And its stained glass windows are its centerpiece.
It features a huge stained glass skylight, which allows warm light to fill the building. It's a great demonstration that stained glass doesn't have to make a building gloomy.
You can see it in person on a tour of the building.
The Beautiful Stained Glass in the Cathedral of Brasília, Brazil
Brazil's cathedrals break from the traditional religious imagery of stained glass. And the results are stunning.
Oscar Niemeyer and Marianne Peretti's 1990 design is a brilliant example of this. It features 22,000 square-feet of blue, green, brown and white glass. It depicts calming waves and makes up the sloped-roof of the cathedral.
To check out more examples of innovative modern designs, also have a look at the Santuário Dom Bosco in Brazil.
Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Iran
The Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz has many names thanks to its breathtaking stained glass windows. Some call it the Pink Mosque or the Mosque of Colors.
Thousands of colors pour across the floors and walls, cast by the bright panes of glass. Walking through the building feels like walking through a kaleidoscope. It's definitely one to see in person if you can!
Chapel of Thanksgiving, Texas
The stunning Chapel of Thanksgiving in Dallas combines stained glass with amazing architecture.
The Glory Window spirals 60 feet skywards. The spiral is home to bright panels of stained glass. These transition from cool colors to warmer ones the higher up you get.
It's a great example of how stained glass can tell a story in a subtle yet beautiful way.
Aachen Cathedral, Germany
If you're looking for something traditional you can't beat Aachen Cathedral's stained glass.
The building of this gothic site began in 796 and continued through the Middle Ages. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Second World War was responsible for destroying some of the original glazings. Walther Benner and Anton Wendling designed new windows in keeping with the originals. These are nearly 84 feet tall.
The Bottom Line
As you can see, there's no one way to use stained glass. But beautiful stained glass will brighten up any building however you use it!
For more innovative ideas for your windows, check out the top 5 trends for 2019.
That is all for now and I hope you enjoyed this 'trip' site-seeing beautiful stained glass!
May sunshine fill your day!
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