The timeless allure of Stained Glass

Gazebo window in San Sebastian

A visit to Europe is a treat for lovers of architecture – for the beauty of the buildings as well as the art that resides within them.  If you’re a fan of stained glass, the cathedrals of Northern Europe are full of well-preserved examples of the art form.

Stained glass windows were placed in buildings as early as the 7th century in England, and became widely used throughout the Middle Ages in Europe, especially in the light-filled Gothic cathedrals of Germany, England and France.  They are also often seen adorning train stations, cafés and other meeting places.  Here are some of my favorite windows from recent travels in Germany, Spain and The Netherlands.

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