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Restoration

Internal restoration work to the church of Saint Gregory the Great, Cheltenham.

Restoration

Internal restoration work to the church of Saint Gregory the Great, Cheltenham.

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Oct 2018, 00:33
Those angels look a little predatory, Chad.
gutteridge: Predatorisation could be in the eye of the beholder Ray. What you would not know is that these windows are high up in the church and cannot be viewed like this normally. Being able to climb the scaffolding and see them close up was incredible.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 12 Oct 2018, 01:24
i like the brilliant colors
gutteridge: Freshly cleaned they are looking good.
Beautiful stained glass.... I like seeing the one on the right being leaned inside!
gutteridge: These are high up near the roof of the church so, a rare perspective on these thanks to the scaffolding.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 12 Oct 2018, 06:33
For Victoriana this is pleasing glass Chad
gutteridge: Yes, it’s not bad Tiff. These windows are right at the top near the roof so are never seen like this from below. Great opportunity to scale the scaffolding.
It's so strange how concentrated I was on the actual stained glass, Chad, that I didn't see what was being restored until I read Elizabeth's comment. It's weird how my brain works!
gutteridge: There’s nowt wrong with your brain Ginnie, just that we see things differently.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Oct 2018, 06:59
There are some wonderful stained glass windows in your church. I hope the right window will not fall down. The left angel makes a Tai Chi gesture I am just learning, good to start the day with energy.
gutteridge: The window is hinged to open. This is strange as these windows are way up high where they cannot be reached, or seen properly. The scaffolding gave a great opportunity to view them up close.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Oct 2018, 07:19
I like the bold colours. Its shame that some churches have to protect their windows with mesh screens.
gutteridge: All the windows in this church are protected on the outside Alan, apart from these, which are way up high, hopefully out of range.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 12 Oct 2018, 07:28
I like this glass, and I am not usually a fan of Victorian glass
gutteridge: I appreciate your view on this Elizabeth.
I had the same thing as, Ginnie. I only noticed the beauty of the windows and not that the right one is just hanging on.....
Great picture.
gutteridge: The hanging on window is in fact hinged. But being up near the roof, they cannot be reached, which makes it strange that it can be opened.
playing a lute, weaving, Kung Fu?
Another cool leadlight!!
gutteridge: Those Victorians were clever folk.
I love Victorian glass and this is clearly a fine example
gutteridge: I agree, it is good.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Oct 2018, 10:37
Beautiful colours. All three figures have halo's, so they are supposed to be holy. But not like many such church artwork that depicts some recognisable Biblical scene. So it is a bit random.
gutteridge: Interesting comment, thank you Louis.
It is certainly a beautiful window.
gutteridge: Quite a few like this too.
putting in the last window Chad... good timing....petersmile
gutteridge: Yes, timed to perfection Peter.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 12 Oct 2018, 19:13
I had a fabulous walk on Southwold beach this morning ...the winds were 40 plus miles per hour so to the waves were dynamic.
I made a great supper and watched the news. Someone called me euginee was being used to obscure brexit news . Apparently 2million plus was spent to parade her around Windsor ..I would have done it for 100 quid.
I have already told you that Victorian stain glass is rarely. The best.
gutteridge: I’m glad you had a good day, spoiled only by a silly wedding. I would have liked to see the waves at Southfork.
A wonderful series...
gutteridge: Much obliged Larry.
It's good that restoration work is being done here, Chad. I don't think I've ever seen so many vibrant and beautiful stained glass windows as I've seen during my short visit to England.

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