Sunday, November 18, 2012

Stained Glass Sunday - Camelot


11 comments:

Scout said...

Is this in a church? Camelot is sort of like a heavenly kingdom, I suppose.

Speedway said...

Was it a gray day outside that made this such a beautiful expression of silver and gold?

dive said...

Robyn, this is a little window tucked away in a back room behind Norwich Castle.

Speedway: it's always a grey day here. At least it has seemed like it this year. Rainiest and greyest ever.

Petrea Burchard said...

Ooh.

How do we know it's Camelot? Is it labeled as such? Or did you name it? Or have the Brits been lying to me all this time and is Norwich Castle actually Camelot?

dive said...

It's certainly not Norwich Castle in the glass, Petrea. In style it is more of a Crusader castle and the lion is Richard the first's emblem. The window is Victorian, however, so it's probably just a fanciful "romantic" representation of "chivalry".

Ms M said...

Oh, it could be Camelot -- maybe Petrea could add a chapter about a lion :-)

dive said...

I think it's rather too grand to be Camelot, Ms.M. In the period the tales were set, the only castles in England were mud mounds with pointy sticks on top.

Petrea Burchard said...

Yep. M. de Troyes embellished a bit.

Ms M said...

I guess the romantic in me got carried away :-)

Vanda said...

Pretty!!

dive said...

Petrea, where would the world be without a little embellishment?

Ms.M. It would be a sad state of affairs if your romantic side never got carried away.

Vanda: yup.