In Europe I was fascinated by the variety of glass chandeliers in all their glory.
Belgium revelled in antique chandeliers, such as this one in the Hotel Bluets in Brussels.
The restaurant in the B&B Verdi in Bruges had these magical coloured glass chandeliers.
A chandelier in one of those spooky antique stores that secretly comes alive at night… A pink elephant chandelier in Brussels Belgium celebrating their famous Delirium Tremens beer.Holland had mostly ceramic and brass chandeliers, but the Escher Museum in Den Haag had tons of really unique chandeliers. This is the shark chandelier,
the seahorse chandelier,
the skull and cross-bones chandelier,
and an endless series of star chandeliers. I have more but I think I’ll stop here.
France went for light elegant chandeliers.
A chandelier in a shop in Toledo has a Spanish feel to it.A chandelier in the Cork market in Ireland has been topped up with strings of pearls and other fripperies.
This one is from a shop in Vancouver – I guess we have chandeliers as well but I never really looked at them until I was in Europe.
There are so many things made of glass I had a hard time choosing what to glass object to highlight in Nancy Merrill’s a Photo a Week Challenge: Glass. However, I suspect that chandeliers is not going to come up in anyone’s challenge so I thought I’d go for it!
I’m glad you didn’t limit it one image. These are all wonderful. Thanks for joining the challenge!
I realized when I was typing in the link to your page that it was called ‘A’ photo a week but by then it was too late! Thank you for all the work you put in hosting a challenge – I know I couldn’t do it!
Ah shucks. Thanks! Happy New Year!
Lustige Lüster. 🙂
There was certainly a lot of variety – the Escher museum had a funny chandelier in almost every room plus a three-storey one down the middle of the staircase!
Wow. What a collection. Always love a great chandelier. They give off such exciting light. 🙂
I never appreciated them until I was in Belgium for the first time – they certainly are fun to photograph!