Stained & Leaded Glass Windows in Northern Europe

A collection of stained and leaded glass windows from Northern Europe.

Statue of Joan of Arc in front of the huge stained-glass windows in Lille Cathedral in FranceStatue of Joan of Arc in Lille Cathedral in FranceLille Cathedral also had some examples of very modern stained-glass windows.  Modern stained-glass window of the Lille Cathedral in FranceThe stained-glass ‘rose’ window of the Rouen Cathedral framing a ghost of the ruined facade outside (also France).  The stained-glass 'Rose' window in the Cathedral in Rouen, France framing a ghost of the outside ruinA more modern stained-glass window in the Rouen Cathedral.Stained-glass in the Cathedral in Rouen, FranceThe artist Braque did a series of ‘modern’ stained-glass windows for the church in his hometown of Varengville, France.  Braque designed the stand glass windows in the church in Varengville, FranceOn the road to Rouen we passed an old Church and stopped and were invited inside. The original stained-glass windows had been damaged – these ones were newer and had been donated by locals who had their names added to them at the bottom.On the road to Rouen we passed an old Church - the stained-glass windows were new and had been donated by locals who had their names added to themNow to Delft in Holland where the stained-glass windows also had the names added are in the ‘New’ Church in Delft, Holland. The ‘new’ church was built in 1533; these windows were donated in 1933 on its 400-year anniversary.Stained-glass windows in the New Church in Delft, HollandThe stained-glass windows cast coloured light onto the pillars in the ‘Old’ Church in Delft.The stained-glass windows cast coloured light onto the pillars in the Old Church in Delft, HollandIn Amsterdam’s Nieuwe Kerk (‘New Church’), which they started building in 1408, ‘the sunlight floods the floor in watery red and gold…’A stained-glass window in the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in Amsterdam, Holland‘…pale indigo and green…’ The quotes are taken from The Miniaturist, a novel about Amsterdam in 1686, by Jessie Burton.
Stained-glass windows in the 'Nieuwe' Kerk (New Church) in Amsterdam, HollandA simple stained-glass window in a small church in Marken, Holland, from the outside looking in.Stained-glass window in a Marken church, HollandThe same window from the inside looking out, with the sunlight playing on the wonderful irregularities in the glass.A very simple stained-glass window in Marken Church in HollandFor completely different purpose, this diamond-paned stained-glass window with some character holding a small pint of beer, appropriately in a pub door in Delft, Holland. Stained glass door in a restaurant in Delft, HollandAnother pub, another set of stained-glass windows, this one in Amsterdam, Holland.Stained glass window at Café 't Smalle, a 'Brown Café' which is what they call historic pubs in Amsterdam, HollandStained-glass windows advertising Bols Liquor in Cafe Chris, an historic Brown Café in Amsterdam.Stained-glass windows advertising Bols Liquor in Cafe Chris in AmsterdamStained-glass window in Galway’s St Patrick’s Cathedral in Ireland. Stained-glass window in Galway's St Patrick's Cathedral in IrelandThese windows are also in Galway’s St Patrick’s Cathedral. Stained-glass windows in St. Patrick's Cathedral in Galway, IrelandBushmills Distillery in Northern Ireland, UK. 
Bushmills Distillery in Northern Ireland, UKStained-glass window in England’s Gloucester Cathedral. The stained-glass windows of England's Gloucester CathedralA very different type of stained-glass window, also in England’s Gloucester Cathedral.Stained-glass window in England's Gloucester CathedralArte Nouveau windows in the Rubenshof B&B in Antwerp, Belgium.Arte Nouveau Stained Glass Window at the Rubenshof Hotel in AntwerpStained-glass windows in a cathedral in Maredsous, Belgium.Stained-glass windows in a cathedral in Maredsous, BelgiumA very old form of stained-glass windows in Gravensteen Castle in Ghent, Belgium.Stained-glass windows in Gravensteen Castle in Ghent, BelgiumLooking down at Ghent and its famous cathdral through a window in the Belltower.
Ghent thru the window (Belgium)Sint Baaf Kathedraal stained glass in Ghent, Belgium.Sint Baaf Kathedraal stained glass in Ghent, BelgiumCelebrating in the Cambrinus, to my mind the best restaurant in Bruges, Belgium.celebrating in the Cambrinus, Bruges, BelgiumIn Wales and further north of Europe, the use of elaborate stained glass windows peters out. Welsh churches seemed to focus more on decorative floors and I could only find this very simple example of a window in a Welsh Church.A very simple stained-glass window in Penmon Church in Beaumaris, WalesThis modern stained-glass map shows how the Pembrokeshire Coast of Wales is crowded with castles.A map in stained glass shows the many castles in this region of WalesMedieval stained-glass window in Copenhagen’s Museum of Danish History. This was one of the only examples of richly-coloured glass in Denmark. Stained-glass window in Copenhagen's Museum of Danish History, DenmarkFor the most part, the preference seemed to be for windows with only lightly-stained glass such as this arched window in an old church in Copenhagen. I’m not sure of the reason; perhaps the more brilliantly coloured glass was too gloomy during the long Scandinavian winters. The arched windows in an old church converted to a gallery in Copenhagen, DenmarkWindow in Frederiks Church in Copenhagen, Denmark. Again simplicity reigns.Window in Frederiks Church in Copenhagen, DenmarkLeaded-glass window with a three-masted schooner painted on the middle inset; in the oldest part of Den Gamle By, a series of historical recreated Danish villages in Aarhus, Denmark.Leaded-glass window with a three-masted schooner painted on the middle inset; in the oldest part of Den Gamle By, a series of historical recreated Danish villages in Aarhus, DenmarkFor something completely different in stained glass there is the Rainbow Walk at the Aarhus ARoS Museum of Modern Art, Denmark. Rainbow Walk at the Aarhus ARoS Museum of Modern Art, DenmarkThere was also a lot of stained glass in India but all very different than the windows in northern European ones. Backlit Stained Glass Windows in Jaipur's Palace of the WindsMore of Ryan Photography’s Photo for the Week: Windows.

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