Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Not-so-Wordless Wednesday

a stained glass window in one of the churches in Ghent, Belgium

A beautiful stained glass window in one of the several churches in Ghent, Belgium. I'm not so sure what from church I saw this vividly colored artwork but I think this can be seen in St. Michael's Church, near the picturesque quay of the river Lys. I though it would be a good entry for today is Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lenten Season.

By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food
until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken;
for dust you are and to dust you will return.
- Genesis 3:19

12 comments:

Beth F said...

Nice shot. I love the stained glass in old churches.

Indrani said...

Lovely capture of the stained glass painting!
I get to see similar ones in the churches here and had blogged on them in my other blog 'i Share'.

Gattina said...

It's very beautiful indeed !

Hagar's Daughter said...

Amen. Let this time of Lent be a season of deep reflection and a passionate journey of love and justice.

June said...

I love stained glass...I worry the art is being lost...

jams o donnell said...

What a beautiful window. Beautiful

Jenn said...

Just beautiful.

SandyCarlson said...

There is such drama in the faces--passionate inspiration. This is a great window.

Napaboaniya said...

I know I would be very busy there taking pictures of that beautiful stained glass too!!

nussaibah said...

I've always liked stained glass, and this one is simply amazing =) The colours are just wow ^^

Davidlind said...

I would be so happy to find myself in a place with these windows in them. You are so fortunate to be able to visit places like this!

lareine said...

to everybody: thank you for the visit and the comments... stained glass windows are really beautiful... especially on a quiet church with the afternoon light spilling from these windows...

to hagar's daughter: i hope i'll be able to do my part...

to june: yep, that's really a shame... maybe because it's something we cannot do with a computer, so it's not a priority anymore...

to davidlind: i'm really thankful i live in an area where architecture and artworks like these are preserved... and even if they're not exactly in our vicinity, such places are still accessible either by car or train:)...

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