Easter Windows

Not surprisingly, Easter scenes are often depicted in the stained glass windows of churches. We saw these ones in St Pancras church in London – the crucifixion above and resurrection below.

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We also visited the church of St Mary Aldermary during our trip to London. The 17th century church was built by Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London, and has impressive fan vaulting on the ceiling.

This church is another Guild Church, and has stained glass windows depicting the arms of many guilds, including The Worshipful Company of Painters and Stainers.

And The Worshipful Company of Vintners.

Heritage Fest – Parliament

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At Perth Heritage Days last weekend, we also went on a self-guided tour of Parliament House, which was built in 1902-4 and expanded in 1964. That’s the Lower House Chamber above, with locally manufactured stained glass windows.

This room is often shown on the news, typically with politicians energetically debating topics and criticising each other. It was much more dignified and serene without the pollies.

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Rosella Coloured Glasses

Cosy Corner Stained Glass

We saw this stained glass window at the Cosy Corner Café (below) during our recent trip to the south of Western Australia. It features many iconic brand logos, including the Arnotts rosella parrot (left) and Redhead matches. How many others can you spot?

The café used to be a general store, so the window keeps that memory alive. The café makes great milkshakes. Cosy Corner is a beach camping area, hidden down a side road from the Lower Denmark Road,west of Albany.

Cosy Corner Cafe