There are a number of subjects that I photograph whenever I come upon them and stained glass windows are one of them. They can be quite simple or very complex, but I’ve never seen one that is not beautiful in it’s own way. This window, made by Louis Comfort Tiffany is called “Quest for Spiritual Fulfillment” and is located in the Wade Chapel at Cleveland’s famous Lakeview Cemetery. It’s very unusual in that the glass has an “opalescent and iridescent quality” made “by exposing it to chemicals and fumes of molten metals during the glassblowing process.” (Lakeview Cemetery Trail Guide)
This second window was found in the chapel at Glendale Cemetery in Akron, OH. It commemorates America’s Centennial Celebration in 1876. The 3 panels denote the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War. The deep vibrant colors are spectacular.
This third window, also located at Akron’s Glendale Cemetery is a tribute to the memory of Civil War Union Officer, Lewis P. Buckley. He is pictured in the center panel and the left and right panels document milestones in his life and the battles of the Civil War in which he fought.
Wherever they are found, these stained glass windows attract my eye and my camera lens.