Sunday, April 15, 2012

Whimsical Windows - Capital portals

Toby hosts the fun Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors, as we look for openings of style. Last week I was at the Connecticut state capitol building in Hartford, taking as many pictures in this regal structure.

In the first, I like the wavy effect of looking through two old windows at the same time. Wavy best describes the interior window in a hallway door that looks out to stained glass artistry. I especially like the shape of the other window. Interesting effects to say the least! 

The second was viewed from inside a room and minus the other pane. 

The colors are bold as the stained glass seems so brilliant even though the sun was only hazy, not very strong.

The shape evokes a star or sunburst in the architecture described as Victorian Gothic Revival when construction was completed in 1879. Unique best describes these...see more of the fun at Toby's meme!

7 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Love the vibrant colours of the stained glass!

Patti said...

You found some beautiful windows at the Capitol. Nice!

toby said...

Oh, that's wonderful! I'm always a sucker for stained glass, but I've never *ever* seen a stained glass window through another one! Great capture!

Lesley said...

I've always liked the wavy texture in glass such as the one in the first window. My eye wants to linger over it to see how the light shifts with each wave.

Linnea said...

Very nice find! We don't see stained glass windows in newer buildings that much any more these days.

Willow said...

Great photos this week. Stained glass windows always evoke mystery. At first the photo at the top looked to me like a 'happy face' in the sun--interesting effect, indeed.

Window said...

Beautiful and whimsical indeed!