Picture of the Day – Stained Glass

This is a picture of a stained glass window in St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague.

I had never seen such beautiful stained glass before.

This particular window was designed by the artist Alphonse Mucha, who was a pioneer of the Art Nouveau movement, also known as Jugenstil, based in Prague.

There is also a fantastic round window depicting the creation with a rainbow all around it.

I recommend, if you are in the area, to visit this Cathedral, which is part of the castle complex.

I hope you enjoy this picture.

 

Picture of the day – Rochester Cathedral

This is a picture of Rochester Cathedral in Kent, England.

Rochester itself is a very interesting place. It has a lot of history.

If you are interested in the Author Charles Dickens, then this place is worth a visit. He used to come here often and the town honours his memory by having two Dickens festivals, one in the summer and the other in the run up to Christmas usually in the first weekend of December.

Rochester also has a Norman castle (ruin) and this beautiful cathedral.

The Cathedral displays two main types of architecture. The Entrance and the first few arches of the nave retain the original Norman or Romanesque style, with the rounded arches decorated with a zig-zag pattern. The remainder of the cathedral is in the Gothic style with pointed arches. The stone changes colour too. The older stone is lighter and a creamy honey colour, whereas the Gothic part is build of grey limestone.

The town of Rochester is full of antique shops, book shops and bric-a-brac shops. A great place to visit for the day.