Through a glass, darkly

Detail of the stopper of an antique coloured glass decanter, seen at an exhibition of old glassware and ceramics in our local village.

Posted in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles, Curves and Arches

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Last week in response to Cee’s Black & White theme of sculpture I posted an image of some statuary from the Basilica San Marco. This week’s topic is glass and here is another image from a religious edifice, in this case the mind-bogglingly beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Glass

Shining through

You know those glass bricks¹ you can get to go in your bathroom? Well this is what can happen when you shine a light through one of them:

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¹ this is what I’m talking about:

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Glass

Weekly Photo Challenge: Careful

This glassblower on Murano knows that molten glass needs to be handled carefully, for aesthetic as well as safety reasons.

Careful

Weekly Photo Challenge: Careful

Bottle Bank

A bit of a stretch maybe, but there is definitely liquid in these bottles: wine from the St. Emilion area of Bordeaux.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Photography 101: Glass

No visit to Venice would be complete without a trip to to the island of Murano to see the glassblowers at work. This is how it all begins.

Glass