Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Celestial Windows

Belfast City Hall,
which I thought church-like when I was a child.

Salisbury Cathedral, England

Since I posted dark and mysterious windows last week, I thought to offer contrast today with portals so heavenly and bright, one can easily imagine spirits being drawn to the light that beckons with a promise of hope and joy.

St. Peter's Catholic Church, Belfast, N.I.

Growning up with the Troubles in Northern Ireland, I have not always been a fan of organized religion and the wrongs so often perpetrated in its name. That said, I have since sat quietly in a good many churches, temples and abbeys…and felt myself infused with love, goodwill and the unrelenting sense that mankind’s innate goodness will triumph above all.

I hope these windows will offer momentary respite from the trials of the moment and be a sweet reminder that each day is precious beyond words….
St. Brigid and St. Patrick
St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland

I'm linking this post to Mary T's Wednesday meme, 'Window Views...And Doors Too!'
For more intriguing photos, do stop by the following link...


EG Wow said...

Exquisite! These photos are superb!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So beautiful! Fantastic photos! Such wonderful architecture.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Awe inspiring!

adrielleroyale said...

Such beauty and grace adorned in those windows! Just lovely!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Beautiful and brilliant. Thank you!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful, Lynette. As Debra already said - awe inspiring - and she's right.
- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Olive Cooper said...

So beautiful. I really must start joining this meme. ♥O

Anonymous said...

WOW! so grandiose, so impressive.

Theresa said...

What beautiful windows and spaces, sitting in a quiet church does the same for me. xoxo

Anonymous said...

wow! these windows are really majestic!

Ella said...

So spectacular, the light, the colors the clarity of hope arrives when you see these windows~