Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Stained glass downtown


It's just an old brick building, housing various businesses in downtown Ocala. For some reason, it contains a very beautiful stained glass window.

34 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

We often say "for historical reasons" when we don't really have a clue about cause and effect.

magiceye said...

strange but beautiful!

Vogon Poet said...

I like the way you catched it behind the plants. I wonder why this beautiful windows is there, in what looks like a quite normal building.

Olivier said...

des vitraux très modernes.

Don and Krise said...

Well, shades of Frank Lloyd Wright! I don't blame anyone for having that window.

Kcalpesh said...

Quite some time back, may be during my childhood, I'd seen Stained glass windows being practically used in almost all the houses here in Mumbai. The trend seems to be catching up again. I think people are again going for the artistic touch in almost everything. Even furniture.

Leif Hagen said...

Beautiful stained glass window! Next time, can you cut down the branches so we have a more clear view? Do you have a chainsaw?

Small City Scenes said...

How neat to find a beautiful window at the work place---surprising us all. My mother did stained glass for many years and some of hers are scattered around Seattle. MB

Memphis MOJO said...

It would be intersting to know the history of the glass. Nice shot.

Lois said...

That is a nice window. I wouldn't mind working in that building!

Frank said...

The design looks like a Praire-style or Frank Lloyd Wright. Very interesting. A good find.

MJ said...

Love this "peeping Tom" view... The window appears to have a prairie-style design, and with the bare branches it seems to suggest the Midwest, except the spiky succulent gives away the southern locale. Very interesting shot.

Jacob said...

@ Safe Leif - What am I gonna do with you? Chainsaw? Cut down the branches?

Don't you understand fine art? Don't you understand I composed it precisely with the branches in the way so that it would look creative and artistic. Any dummy could have moved around the branches and take a straight-on shot!

Sheesh! Did you have too much lutefish for Xmas? Have you strained your brain trying to hit the high notes at your Luteran church? Have you been sipping a little bit too much Absolut?

Fine art, Safe Leif! Write that down.

Oh, and while you're at it, say "Hi" to my good friend, Allison! I think she would know fine art when she sees it!

Sean said...

That is a nice picture... I love stained glass windows... the branches add to the interst!!!

Halcyon said...

These are very pretty windows. It would be interesting to learn the history of the building.

Allison said...

That is one damn nice piece of fine art, if I've ever seen one. And I've been told by many that I know fine art when I see it. So as I see it, that is fine art.

Jacob said...

Thank you, Allison. It's so nice to know there are fine art connoisseurs up there in the frozen north!

Have a great day. And don't let you-know-who push you around!

slim said...

Enough of this looking and admiring the stained glass from the outside . . . just go ring that bell or knock on the door and ask to see it and photograph it from the inside . . . please? It looks a bit like a Frank Lloyd Wright kind of design.

Leif Hagen said...

Jacob Meister - why didn't you hang little hand blown glass balls on the branches to make your photo even MORE artsy fartsy?

Frozen North? It was 88 degrees and HUMID in the shade yesterday.

My Scandinavian drink of pereference is AQUAVIT.
Skal!

Allison said...

Maybe a string of white Christmas lights would have been a nice addition...just sayin'?

Daryl said...

Nice window .. the tree branches make their own sort of window through which to view the other

Cezar and Léia said...

Magnificent angle...just I loved this composition as I love brick art as well!What a fabulous wall!

Jacob said...

@ Allison - Hmmm. Maybe I'll have to take back the fine art designation...white Xmas lights? Did whatshisface put you up to that?

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Too bad there's a bush in front of it! I suppose the light on it is still lovely inside though. I'm not sure, but maybe the stained glass is more for the people inside than those outside anyway. ;-)

Allison said...

Am I that crystalline?

Crystalline...now that's kind of an artsy-fartsy, blogger, photographer, fine-art- connoisseur sort of word, now isn't it??

Have I restored your faith in me, Oh Jacob the Great?

Prospero said...

Perhaps the building is just a rebel.

Jacob said...

Crystalline? Hmmm...that may be too artsy-fartsy, blogger, photographer, etc., for me...

I was reading a police report once that mentioned crystal meth...probably not the same thing, though. Right?

Ah, Allison, I've always had faith in you.

Your friend, Jacob the Great.

m_m said...

Unique composition of shot!

James said...

That is a really nice stained glass window.

Tash said...

I do love geometric stained glass windows like that. I notice windows like that in unexpected places too. There is one very pretty one in Long Beach that is in a law office that used to be a mortuary. I tried to photograph it from the inside, but my charms did not get me into the private upstairs offices.

Karen said...

Nice shot. I agree the window has that Frank Lloyd Wright look or Art Deco. Reminds me of some of the elevators from that period. Can you try to get inside to get a better look?

Did someone say AQUAVIT? I think I have a bottle of it around here somewhere.

cieldequimper said...

Where's my comment? :-(

Jacob said...

@ Cieldequimper - I have no clue! I went back through every comment for two days. I've got comments yesterday from you on Florida Fotos, The Villages and Cedar Key, but not on Ocala.

I was having some problems yesterday accessing some blogs and making comments on others. Blogger kept giving me that old "error" notice or said they couldn't do it, try later...

Maybe it got lost in that shuffle.

Sorry, but I don't know anything else I can do...

cieldequimper said...

There's nothing you *can* do. I'm lazy...

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson