Great Churches of the World: Notre-Dame de Paris

Posted November 8th, 2016 by ssgadmin
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The Notre-Dame de Paris is a Catholic cathedral located on the Île de la Cité in Paris, France that was constructed in the year 1163. It is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris and houses some of the most important Catholic relics, including the Crown of Thorns, a fragment of the True Cross, and one of the Holy Nails. The cathedral has an incredibly important role in classic literature because of its setting in the famous novel written by Victor Hugo in 1831. It’s also considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in the world.
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The World’s Most Beautiful Stained Glass Part 1

Posted November 7th, 2016 by ssgadmin

Stained Glass is an age old craft the likes of which have spanned centuries, a variety of religions, and numerous continents such as Europe, Africa, North and South America and even some parts of Asia. This tradition started in earnest over 1000 years ago and some of the ancient stained glass still intact today. The physical creation of stained glass is achieved one of two ways: by adding metallic salts to the silica during manufacturing or painting the color on the glass and then fusing it to the glass in a kiln. The colored glass pieces are then arranged to form patterns or pictures, held together by strips of lead in a rigid frame. The foundation for these techniques came about in Medieval Europe and as such, many breathtaking pieces still reside there. Most commonly these pieces are seen in religious or church settings like the glass in La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain The artist, Gaudí, made intelligent use of light and shadows, giving one viewing the work a feeling of ascension and joy.

                                     

Pictured below, The Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy in unquestionably some of the most beautiful and well preserved stained glass from the Gothic era. Brightly colored religious iconography, surrounded by intricate pattern work borders grace the stained glass windows as one of many stunning elements within the cathedral. This intricacy is awe inspiring consider the ancient era in which these windows were built.

The stained Glass in Coventry Cathedral looks like a gateway to heaven itself when gazed upon. Light and color pour through the graphic rectangular window giving the church an almost unearthly glow.

                                                   

Scottish Stained Glass appreciates the beauty and history of these ancient stained glass windows. Since we work in stained glass restoration, stained glass construction, and stained glass repair, we understand the value of these precious relics. We have restored, repaired and built stained glass in Texas for decades and our passion for all things stained glass shows. If you are looking for stained glass repair, restoration or construction and live in the Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, Houston or San Antonio areas, contact us today for a free consultation. When it comes to stained glass we are Texas’s premier restoration, repair and manufacturing company and you will see the difference experience makes when you work with us.

The Family Crest Stained Glass for the Chateau V Castle in Evergreen, Colorado

Posted October 31st, 2016 by ssgadmin
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If you’ve ever driven through Evergreen, Colorado then you may been familiar with Chateau V, the massive castle sitting on top of a mountain hill near the community. But did you also know that it’s recently gone on the market? For 17.5 million you could live exactly like a king in this 20,000 square foot five bedroom home.
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Great Churches of the World: St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Posted October 30th, 2016 by ssgadmin
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Because stained glass is one of the oldest forms of art, its exact origin is somewhat uncertain. Many people believe that the Ancient Egyptians were responsible for making the first colored glass beads, but it was the Romans that popularized the art back in the first century AD. Though the history of stained glass is somewhat mysterious, there’s no denying that its prominence can most widely be accounted for is its presence in religious sites throughout the world. Many of these windows are so intricate in their design and detail that their near flawlessness is considered by many in the art world to be a miracle.
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10 Absolutely Breathtaking Stained Glass Entryways

Posted October 7th, 2016 by ssgadmin
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You know how the old saying goes: You’ll never get a second chance to make a first impression. But have you ever thought about what that means for your home? When your guests visit your home, it’s natural for them to make judgments about who you are based off of what they see. Your home is a representation of your style and your personality. So the question is, does your house make the statement that you want it to?
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