Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Framing the Fairy Tale: The Fairy-Tale Windows at the Cathedral of Learning

The German Room in the Cathedral of Learning, one of the most prominent academic buildings in the city of Pittsburgh, houses stained-glass windows all devoted to Grimm's fairy-tale characters. Dark in their aesthetic, Gothic in all the best ways, these windows, especially when backed by a warm, autumnal light, are something to behold. Designed by master stained glass artist Charles Connick, the windows bring to life the tales of Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin, and more. I decided to give you just a little taste, to whet your appetite. If you are ever in the region, gorge yourself on these beautiful windows. They are amazing. J/A

By the by, if you're a Harry Potter fan, the inside of the Cathedral of Learning is supposedly one of the inspirations for the common rooms in Hogwarts. A post on this to come one of these days;). 

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