Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography


The A-Z ARCHIVE : W CHALLENGE is sponsored by FrizzText.  In appreciation of his sponsorship I have chosen to post  pictures of the stained glass windows in The German Nationality Room located in The Cathedral of Learning, on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh, in his honor.

The stained-glass windows contain colorful scenes and quotations from the world-famous fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm.  Here children of all heritages excitedly identify Hansel and Gretel approaching the gingerbread house.  Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White surrounded by the Seven Dwarfs, and Cinderella with her Prince Charming.  I hope you enjoy this presentation.













27 Responses to “A-Z ARCHIVE: W CHALLENGE”

  1. How wonderful! I certainly hope stained glass never becomes a “lost art.” Seeing sunlight stream though a stained glass window is a real thing of beauty.

  2. Beautiful windows. Great choice for the challenge! 🙂

  3. I hope not only Germans like those wonderful stained glass WINDOWS – of course in Germany we have many in our castles and cathedrals! Sorry to notice, that vandalism (they threw stones through the windows in my hometown church) does not have respect even finding those artworks …

    • All the children and adults love the stained-glass windows. They bring school children in to view them and tell the stories behind the windows. These Nationality Rooms are great tourist attractions and are visited by people from all over the world.

  4. Gorgeous stained glass!

  5. so lovely, and thoughtful of you to chose the german windows 🙂

  6. Very nice pics, Francine! A very nice up close and personal look at the detail of the stained glass! 🙂 God bless!


  7. Stained glass windows are truly beautiful. Such artistry in light and colour.

  8. What a clever post!
    the W immediately reminded me of this kind of windows.

  9. Stained glass is so beautiful. I would love to be able to create with it.

  10. This is a wonderful way to teach children. Stained glass is a magnificent
    art when it is done in this style. Excellent photo’s …..

  11. Wow, these are are stunningly beautiful!

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  13. W is for Wow. These are fantastic photos. I love looking at them. 🙂

  14. These are wonderful. If I’m ever in the area I will have to remember to visit and see them myself. Thanks!

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