52/2013 Week 15


It’s been a busy week, preparing for Ambleside and then to cap it all the weather was not great. Quite a lot of rain but there again we were in the Lake District and I suppose the lakes wouldn’t exist without the rain.

Anyway to escape the aforesaid rain I took the opportunity to visit St. Mary’s Parish Church in Ambleside and do a spot of stain glass photography. Regular readers will know that I have been taking part in a Weekly Photo Challenge on Flickr; it’s hard to believe we have reached week 15 already.

52/2013 Week 15

St. Mary’s or to give it the correct name “The Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin” was built between 1850 and 1854. Ambleside was beginning to have an increasing number of visitors due to the railway reaching Windermere by 1847 and the former parish church was too small to accommodate them for services.

The architect was Sir George Gilbert Scott and unlike traditional Lakeland churches this one has a spire.

The window you see here depicts Four Evangelists and Saint Paul as the Champion of the Gospel. Their symbols are Mathew’s angel, Mark’s lion, Luke’s winged bull and John’s eagle. Above the five main lights there are scenes showing the Nativity, Ascension, and Jesus blessing children. Above Paul are the arms of the Harrison and Wordsworth families.

 

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9 thoughts on “52/2013 Week 15

    • Mike Hardisty April 15, 2013 / 18:17

      The Lake District is beautiful Tina, but when it rains, it rains. It’s always a good idea to have something to do inside.

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  1. stephenransome April 15, 2013 / 15:59

    Hi Mike. Went into St Martin’s church Bowness. A smashin place. Not done any photos yet but if and when I do, I hope they come out like this……some chance I know. Nice work.

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    • Mike Hardisty April 15, 2013 / 18:18

      They were very helpful in the church Steve, turned the lights on and gave me guide books as well

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  2. fgassette April 15, 2013 / 16:08

    Love the shot.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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    • Mike Hardisty April 15, 2013 / 18:20

      Thank you Francine, I’ve been trying some new techniques to get leading lines and foreground interest.

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  3. jlmahan April 15, 2013 / 17:29

    Thank you for sharing, Mike. It’s breathtakingly. I wish I could have seem more when I crossed the ocean, years back. I hope to return.

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  4. jlmahan April 15, 2013 / 17:30

    ooops LOL. Breathtakingly Beautiful.

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