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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Monday, 7 November 2016

Bath to Brighton


We checked out of the hotel, leaving our luggage in the car in the car park. We had decided that if the weather was another bright blue sunny day we would go for a trip along the River Avon which we did see photos here.

Our holiday in the UK was coming to an end but we had one more visit to make and that was to see a couple of mutual friends in Sussex. They had invited us to stay with them that evening, so although it was a few hours drive I still had time to squeeze in an extra visit. All Saints Church in Tudeley, Kent is a not so well known little gem. I have featured it before but I make no excuses for posting about it again. The stained glass windows are the creation of Marc Chagall. He was commissioned to do the main one above the altar as a memorial to the landowner's daughter but when he saw that in situ he offered to do all the windows.






We arrived late afternoon and the sun was just in the right position to show the windows at the peak of their splendour.











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16 comments:

  1. Excellent photo's of the Chagall windows, great you had the right light to see them so well!

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  2. Am catching up on your posts... Looks like a wonderful trip. I loved seeing pictures of that beautiful old home; also from Bath ---and now this gorgeous All Saints Church. Love stained glass windows... Beautiful photos of some gorgeous places. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. I love Brighton it is a nice city

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  4. Those windows are certainly not like the normal ones you see. They are beautiful! And the colours: so nice. Thank you for sharing again.

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  5. Fantastic stained glass windows! Thanks for sharing your photos.

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  6. A wonderful series of captures.

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  7. Wow! Chagall certainly was creative in several mediums and your photography is gorgeous ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a lovely week ~ ^_^

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  8. Magnificent stained glass windows. The light coming through them at that perfect angle is very special. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. What wonderful stained glass windows, and you did catch the light perfectly.

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  10. Gorgeous shots of the stained glass.

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  11. I've emailed you about the spam comments.

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  12. Can't say I've heard of Tudely (woops!), but those windows, and your photos of them, are stunning!

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  13. The only Chagall that I have seen is the ceiling of the Opera Garnier in Paris. I was surprised that he also did stained glass. So I read about him. He was in several mediums...and I also didn't know that he was evacuated to the U.S. During the war. The things you learn reading blogs! janey

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  14. Beautiful -- and amazing to know that he did stained glass.

    Typepad (my platform) puts some comments in a special comment Spam box for no reason whatsoever that I can figure out -- but yours come through fine.

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  15. Those Chagall windows are breathtaking. I can see why you would be happy to go back.

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