Tuesday, March 3, 2009

G Is For Glass


It's time again For ABC Wednesday. If you aren't participating in ABC Wednesday, you are missing out on a lot of fun. This week the letter is "G". G is for glass.

I install Auto Glass for a living, so I see a lot of glass. This is a shot of a badly broken windshield

Cracked
SHATTERED WINDSHIELD

As I take photographs I am intrigued with windows. Each window provides it's own view of the world. This photo was take from the inside of an old church at the Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The stained glass was homemade by painting the glass. One pane had been replaced with clear glass providing a glimpse of the outdoors.

Window to Autumn
RURAL LIFE MUSEUM

This photo was taken from the inside of the cafeteria at Ozark Adventist Academy in Gentry, Arkansas.

Window With A View
CAFETERIA VIEW


I find that the reflections in glass can make a very interesting photo. This shot was taken of a store window display in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Eureka Window
EUREKA SPRINGS WINDOW

This store front in the old downtown of Hot Springs, Arkansas seems out of place. The juxtaposition of old and modern, traditional and liberal make it interesting for me.

No Clothes
NO CLOTHES

Whenever I am in a church with stained glass windows I am impressed by the beauty. Here are two examples, one very traditional and one modern.

Stained Glass
ST. AGNES CATHOLIC CHURCH IN MENA, ARKANSAS

Stained
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH IN KEENE, TEXAS

31 comments:

  1. That's quite a variety of "glass" photos, Richard. All are interesting, but I like the homemade stained glass in the Rural Life Museum best, I think. Intended or not, the clear glass in the center makes the entire piece more interesting. Nice "G"

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  2. Love the 4th photo.Never thought of g for glass.Duh.....

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  3. Love all of your glassphotoes. Beautiful to look at. Have a fun abc:)

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  4. The first photo reminds me of my windscreen as I was hit by a flying goose or swan as I was doing 50 miles an hour! Really nice.

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  5. You would have enjoyed March 01 Theme day on the city daily photo blogs. It was glass so lots of windows. That first shot is raelly arty for broken glass. Great choices.

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  6. A very beautiful variety of glass. the shattered windshield has a fascinating design to it. Love the reflection pictures too.

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  7. Wow. These pictures of glass are So beautiful Richie! I love them! Even the broken glass shot is fascinating. Love the window reflections. Very clever. I always, always LOVE coming here : ).

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  8. Really gorgeous photos, Richie! Perfect for the "G" Day! I really love them all!

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  9. These are lovely photos. I like the details of the close-up shattered window and of course, the stained glass.

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  10. How awesome! Thanks for sharing!
    may god bless you !

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  11. These are beautiful pictures. I love the Eureka Springs one very much.

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  12. Wonderful post for G, I love all the glass!


    Kate
    cholulared.blogspot.com

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  13. What a smart choice for G, beautiful photos.

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  14. All your glass windows are great. The first piece of cracked glass is also interesting for we had an artist who mane a piece of art of cracked glass in which the broken sky reflected.

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  15. I love your post about glass Richie, such great pictures about glass. It an amazing material.

    Tyra

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  16. A nice creative post with a lovely variation in photos.
    (The photo in your header, would that be 'our' Queen Wilhelmina? Intriguing!)

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  17. The stained glass in the churches is very beautiful - it always is! But you know, I find that picture of the shattered windscreen just as beautiful in its way!

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  18. Glorious photos! Glass is gorgeous - even in its simplest form. Great post...

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  19. Enjoyed all your glass photos...I am surprise at how pretty a shattered windshield looks...

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  20. Verrry interesting post and I'm guessing it would be o.k. to include 'Gavin' for today's letter. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Glass is a fascinating substance and a great idea for ABC Wednesday.

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  22. The stained glass windows are beautiful...I've always loved them. Haven't been to Eureka Springs in ages, beautiful place :)

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  23. Glass can be very fun indeed, and reflection even more.

    Thank you for the comment (I couldn't participate in ABC this time)

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  24. I liked your take on the letter G for ABC Wednesday and the photos especially the stained glass windows. I live not far away from St.Helens - a town with a history of glass making :)

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