April 11, 2010

The resurrection and the life

This hopeful image of the resurrected Christ greets visitors and mourners at the entrance of the crypt of Our Lady of Mount Carmel church in New Manila, Quezon City. The odd lighting pattern comes from the fact that the columbarium is in the basement of the church and fluorescent tubes had to be installed behind the panels. Nevertheless, I think that the stained glass is beautiful.

stained glass panels at the crypt of Our Lady of Mount Carmel church

19 comments:

the donG said...

i actually thought it's a defect in your camera because i had a similar problem with my previous camera. good that you mentioned that it's the fluorescent lamp that's defective.

Jacob said...

I love stained glass, and this is especially nice.

Re your comment on Ocala DP - they do have quesadillas! In fact, that's exactly what I ordered and they were yummy!

Don and Krise said...

That does give it an interesting effect. Beautiful stained glass.

Dina said...

It IS a splendid window (despite the lighting), like a cloud of glory.

Columbarium you say? I wonder if that term could be used for what we call in Hebrew kochim. Kochim is often not translated when it appears in non-Hebrew articles, and I thought there was no equivalent.

Saretta said...

I agree, it is very beautiful!

Lucka said...

With this effect is it more beautiful!

AL said...

I have never been to Mt. Carmel church I can only see it from LRT. But the image resembles from the one I've seen in Caleruega Church, if you're familiar with it, almost the same.

Ken said...

A few years ago we completed a series of stained glass widows for a church that required artificial light. It took a few tries before we were able to hid the light source.
This is still a beautiful stained glass window.

Leif Hagen said...

It's a heavenly work of stained glass art! Too bad about the fluorescent light bulbs!

Youth_in_Asia said...

Stained glass is one of my weaknesses. I love it. Great photo!

Pam said...

It is absolutely gorgeous and the shadows behind it form other crosses.
Have a peaceful day, Hilda.

Kaori said...

Oh it IS beautiful! And quite detailed too. I love the bright colors behind Jesus :)

George said...

This is a beautiful stained-glass image. I wonder if it is a coincidence that the shadows appear to form a faint shadow behind Christ?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

It is very pretty and I am glad you captured and shared it.

Kim said...

That is a lovely contemporary piece. I bet the lighting pattern is more noticeable in photos than when viewing it live (?). The construction is very interesting with the linear light burst surrounding Christ above and the curved cloudscape below. I would love to see this up close (when I was in college I had a part time job with a leaded glass window and lamp shade manufacturer, so art glass really interests me).
Super photo, Hilda.
-Kim

VP said...

It is beautiful, but you are right: the light feels a bit disruptive with this pattern. It's a pity...

ρομπερτ said...

In my opinion, the light behind provides some kind of movement, life to it. Brilliant photography.

A wonderful start into the new week for you all.



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Louis la Vache said...

This is certainly an appropriate choice of an image to post for the Second Sunday of Easter.

Ebie said...

A great artist who did this stained glass window!