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Medieval Faces

Medieval Faces

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What a beautiful window! Nice image!
Lisl: I was struck by the expressions on the faces, thank you, Elizabeth
That is so nice.
Lisl: Thank you, Michael
  • Chad
  • Somewhere is deep space
  • 29 Nov 2018, 07:48
This is superb glass Lisl.
Lisl: It is, Chad - just over the Wiltshire border at Crudwell
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Nov 2018, 16:22
These are the real thing Lisl - lovely
Lisl: They are, Chris - and I bet they used to look just like this
Very fine old glass List. Wonderful faces
Lisl: It's good to see stuff like this, Bill. I know you like good glass
The faces appear to have seen something horrible, like someone has just taken the last piece of cake.
Lisl: Or more like a view of Hell, Alan! But perhaps the last piece cake going is Hell for some!!
whey do they look so sad Lisl... another good close-up section of a stained glass window....petersmile
Lisl: Perhaps they are looking at the medieval Hell, Peter
hi Lisl there it a problem with the SC system... they are not putting in the mane fields... they have to be typed in....

are you having the same problem?
Lisl: Yes - it is having some sort of makeover, which has left it with some problems, still being resolved I think
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 30 Nov 2018, 02:05
it appears to be a two headed man ??

they must be standing in an overlap
Lisl: This is glass that has been wantonly broken, probably during the Reformation in the 16th Century, and the bits put together again as best they could be
I suppose this is how most people looked in that day and age, Lisl???
Lisl: I wonder, Ginnie. They do look real to me
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Nov 2018, 06:17
I think they all looked like that in that time. I like this very much and it is wonderful in all its simplicity, Lisl.
Lisl: So sad that the window had been smashed. I think they might be true to life, too
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Nov 2018, 08:08
It must have been sad times ...
Lisl: They lived by fear in those days
Lovely detail. The faces show shock or horror.
Lisl: They do, and I couldn't resist catching them
  • Mary MacADNski
  • PEI, Canada
  • 4 Dec 2018, 12:56
Very old and repaired with plain glass on an occasion when the work needed to be done but there was no money or interest in restoration.
Lisl: They probably did the best they could. This would almost certainly have been broken at the Protestant reformation of the mid 16th Century, and the bits carefully kept until such time as they could be used again, and possibly put back by people not versed in the art

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