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As dougalsservant thought when she suggested it, 'Glass' has a lot of possible interpretations.

This is one of my favourites;

Patrick Church St Germanus and St Maughold

A modern stained glass window, in Patrick Church on the west of the Isle-of-Man. They commemorate two parishioners - Robert and Marion Quayle who died in 1987 and 1991.

But if you prefer the interpretation in my icon,

york holiday cocktail 1


I like them both and each in its own way. : )
Lovely lighting on the chained glass photo.
Thank you - I have a few other bits of stained glass in pictures too - but that is some of my very favourite stuff.
I was sure there would be at least one pic of stained glass, and this is a lovely one. I like the other example of glass too, and would like one or two of those.
I honestly can't remember what sort of cocktail it was - but I do remember it was rather good!
Both are quite apt!
Thank you!
Those are great choices.
Thank you!
I love the vibrancy of the colors in that stained glass.
I think that is why I like it so much. In the same church is this window -

Patrick church St John and St Catherine

Which is an early twentieth century one, and slightly less vibrant, and the Sanctuary window -

Patrick Church Sanctuary window

Which is mid nineteenth century. I think the way in which the most modern one uses bigger blocks of colour is what really makes it look so much more vibrant.
Do the loved ones pay for the stained glass as a memorial to their dead?
Yes. The old country churches may have one stained glass window as part of the original build, if the parishioners at the time could afford it, but the other windows would be plain. Then families, or the deceased themselves by way of their will, pay for them as memorials.

So it is not unusual to go into our small churches and find three or four stained glass windows and five or six plain ones!

I've just posted a picture of a slightly earlier memorial window in a reply to Nutmeg3 - it shows St John and St Catherine - in memory of a married couple whose Christian names were... John and Catherine.
Very nice. Although, John and Catherine seem to have an unhealthy hue. *thinks of zombies* Of course, it may be the way the light is hitting them. They are lovely just the same. I admire stained glass. I took a class to learn how to make it, and I finished a small project. My experience made me appreciate stained glass even more, as I was forever on the verge of being cut or burned!
I have a feeling that, as I really do have all the coordination skills of a wombat, and no more, I wouldn't be very safe taking a stained glass class - but it does appeal to me.

And you are quite right about St John and St Catherine - they really do look rather as if they are part of the zombie apocalypse!
It's beautiful. And I love that it's modern too. I don't see that very often.

Ha, and that's a glas of something that looks to be in my taste. :D
Isn't it lovely?

And the second glass was, I think, a strawberry daiquiri - but I'm not 100% sure.
Wouldn't mind the second, though the first one's good too.
Cheers! I remember it was a very memorable cocktail - which is why I took the picture.