Sarah Halford

Architecture and Ceramics

stained glass for all occasions

When we visited Tour Cathedral in the Loire Valley, I tried to get some photographs of the incredible stained glass. The nave is lined with individual chapels for many saints and apostles, and each has a stunning stained glass window, with four panels and a gothic arch above. Some were original designs, but many were modern interpretations with surprisingly abstract designs.

This past weekend was Doors Open Day in Edinburgh, so I took myself off to some of the building open in Leith. I found a lot of stained glass. The former Leith Sheriff Court, now Leith Police Station, with the motto of Leith – Persevere.

In Trinity House, the office for the Incorporation of Masters and Mariners.

South Leith Parish Church, adjacent to Trinity House.


A lovely church, with a beautiful timbered roof

Close up of the window, from the choir


You can click through to enlarge this. Look at the incredible detail!


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This entry was posted on September 24, 2012 by in architecture, edinburgh.
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