angel stained glass

Ashmolean Advent Calendar
Day 10

Angel Harpist 

A design for stained glass in Lyndhurst Church by Pre-Raphaelite painter Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833–1898).

Pisces - The Mutable Mirror

Pisceans can try on new personalities like they try on shoes,
and with those unusual feet hardly any shoes, from heels to flats or docs seem to fit properly, like all these personalities she tries to be, none of them cloak her soul with the colours. Nothing ever seems to fit those shades
she knows ripple inside, those pastels that haven’t been invented yet. From room to room she moves, shifting face and shape, slippery with sea salt infused in her skin, impossible to catch or define, lost and wandering,
the facets of a thousand personalities. It feels so foreign being trapped in a body, when she can feel wings fluttering behind her shoulder blades,
and scales shimmer under her thighs. Like a mirror carved in heaven, reflecting people as angels
she is the stain glass window that forever changes colour and tone, paint streaked over her spirit, impossible to conceive without a kaleidoscope. She knows her true self resides at home
The home in the sky, made of clouds and liquid love. But for now the show must go on. Who do I dress as today.
Nobody knows.

-Cherry

[art: kristina webb]
Spooky Converted Church Complete With Graveyard Up For Sale As Family Home

House-hunters with a taste for all things ghoulish have a rare chance to make their home in a Gothic church, which has its very own graveyard in the garden. The Grade II listed building, on the market for £450,000, has kept the original stained glass windows, elaborate octagonal church tower and even the ornate altar – now in the kitchen. In the garden there is the occassional gravestone, although prospective buyers are assured visiting mourners are rare. Inside the Lincolnshire property there are three bedrooms tucked under arching beams, a spiral staircase and original flooring.

Home Sweet Home

The untouched exterior of the church. (SWNS)

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Private Property

Home-hunters after their own Gothic residence will be impressed by the Old Church House. (SWNS)

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Under The Arch

The stones of the imposing lychgate were laid more than a century and a half ago. (SWNS)

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Watchful Eyes

Carved angels and stained glass figures overlook the kitchen. (SWNS)

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Bath And Beams

There are even original features in the house’s bathrooms. (SWNS)

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Below The Beams

One bedroom has impressive oak beams and a colourful stained glass window. (SWNS)

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What’s Cooking?

The original tessellated tile floor remains in the kitchen. (SWNS)

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Make An Entrance

Chandeliers and stone carvings decorate the hall. (SWNS)

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Living Area

The large living room has beams and exposed brickwork. (SWNS)

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Stained Glass

There are original stained glass windows throughout the Gothic building. (SWNS)

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Period Features

Every room has plenty of impressive features. (SWNS)

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