South Shields Daily Photo

A collection of images from South Shields and the North of England

“Modern” window

leave a comment »

St. Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle

Stained glass marvel

I found this in St. Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle during a recent visit up the river from South Shields, and I was told it was their most modern window, having been installed in 1949. The previous window had been blown out after a German air raid in 1940 hit an anti aircraft battery in Heaton Park. The subsequent explosion of ammunition caused a blast wave which concentrated in the small alley ways behind the cathedral, amplifying the intensity and causing great damage to windows throughout the city centre.

I didn’t get to find out where the glass was made, but I suspect that it was manufactured locally.

Camera details:Pentax K100D, 52 mm lens, 1/90 second, f4.5, iso 400

Map

add to del.icio.us :: Add to Blinkslist :: add to furl :: Digg it :: add to ma.gnolia :: Stumble It! :: add to simpy :: seed the vine :: :: :: TailRank :: post to facebook

Advertisements

Written by curly

April 18, 2009 at 12:01 am

Posted in Buildings, Churches, Colour, Events, Newcastle

Tagged with

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: