through a glass, divinely (stained glass at railway stations)

Once again proving that the railway is far more than just trains!
Reblogged from the excellent Beauty of Transport.

The Beauty of Transport

Stained glass is an art form which has been around for well over a thousand years. Initially brought to public attention through its use in religious buildings (when such institutions were practically the only bodies with the resources to commission work of this complexity and expense), it has since has spread well beyond its early uses, into domestic interiors and all kinds of public buildings.

As public buildings, it’s little surprise to find that many railway stations host decorative stained glass features. In the golden age of the railways, these spoke of the wealth and power of the railways in their prime. Even as the railways faced increasing competition from road and air transport, stained glass panels have still been installed. Sometimes they are commemorative of the local area in which the railway operates. Sometimes they celebrate the railway itself, and sometimes they are there simply as art, with no…

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Scotsman in exile. Lover of Scotland's railways, land, people and culture. Always got an ear for new and interesting music. Politically of the left and most definitely repelled by the shallow and narcissistic. An unlikely jazz-cat mod rocker with punk tendencies; a bit 1968, a bit 1977 with a distracting overdub of 1958... Most often found outdoors with my four legged buddy!
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One Response to through a glass, divinely (stained glass at railway stations)

  1. 26power says:

    Thanks for “re-blogging”. Obviously a lot of research gone into something that only takes a few minutes to read.

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