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By DicksPics
'Cathedral' is one of over 20 sculptures in The Sculpture Trail in the Forest of Dean, which we visited today with our older daughter Rachel and husband, Neil.
It consists of one large window 15 feet high by 10 feet across and is a beautiful example of stained glass.
The window was placed in the forest in order to connect two separate places – the ‘forest’ and the ‘cathedral’ – and the way they are both affected by natural light.
V2 is included to put V1 into context.
The Forest of Dean has a fascinating industrial history and is well worth exploring if you are in the Gloucestershire or The Wye Valley area.
Many appreciative thanks for all views, votes and comments on my 'Contre Jour at the 18th' upload!Smile
Have a good Sunday.

Tags: Landscape and travel Stained Glass Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

Voters: Maria5, RobertTurley, jovanovic and 67 more

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gwynn56 7 87 England
20 Sep 2014 11:04PM
beautiful capture Smile

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Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 12:33AM
Lovely to see modern stained glass, and in a setting like this its beautiful.
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 159 16 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 12:36AM
Excellent capture RichardSmile

mikbee 12 3 8 Scotland
21 Sep 2014 12:41AM
Very unusual and interesting too Richard !!
Good shots.
DixClix 10 2 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 12:48AM
Super shot ****, love V1!
gary_d 11 576 13 Wales
21 Sep 2014 1:47AM
Been up the forest a few times but never seen these, two great images. - Gary
RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
21 Sep 2014 3:41AM
What a huge and beautiful panel of modern stained glass.
And how very original to site it out there, V 2 showing it in context of it's surroundings.
And what a privilege just to be able to see it.
Hermanus 7 4 South Africa
21 Sep 2014 4:28AM
Two really lovely images Richard !! V2 is a super addition here Smile
21 Sep 2014 4:45AM
Richard! Not a lot you can say apart from fascinating picture and location. Well spotted really good I like it.Grin
CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
21 Sep 2014 5:14AM
How very beautiful, Richard, two fascinating captures. Carol
ukgubbi 7 5 India
21 Sep 2014 5:17AM
Love that display in V2. Very artistic.
Nigeve1 6 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 7:05AM
Beautiful stained glass, nice exposure and perspective control.
nonur Plus
10 18 13 Turkey
21 Sep 2014 7:39AM
Excellent take, Richard. The idea behind it is great but was not discernible in V1. V2 clarifies it and V1 then makes sense. A great work of the artist and you've done your best to show it.
Tish1 Plus
6 32 5 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 8:08AM
You have just made my jaw drop Richard, a couple of paracetamols and I'll be fine. I am often told of the beauties of the Forest of Dean, having never visited it personally, but I didn't know it was a sculpture park as well.

This must look fantastically different every time you see it, depending on where the sun is at any given time and V2 definitely does put it into context. Thank you.

netta1234 7 382 2 Wales
21 Sep 2014 8:26AM
Waaw!!!These are Brilliant and very beautiful.
It must be a lovely place to visitSmile
rayme330 7 17 1 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 8:50AM
What an amazing sight to experience and you have captured it so well, Richard.

21 Sep 2014 8:55AM
Wonderful captures and very interesting place to visit, Richard!
10 10 10 England
21 Sep 2014 9:41AM
More beautiful than anything one would expect to find in a forest, and captured beautifully.
mistere Plus
6 4 3 England
21 Sep 2014 9:48AM
A wonderful idea, a lovely window and an excellent photograph Richard.
Top marks all round.

franken Plus
17 4.9k 4 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 10:10AM
Both are excellent.

Rende 12 38 4 Netherlands
21 Sep 2014 12:10PM
Beautiful light and colour Richard!
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
21 Sep 2014 12:43PM
How unusual to see such a piece of work in a location like this...but it works! Very beautiful, and go for V1 as my fave, but nice to see the wider view in V2 Smile
Trev Smile
Irishkate Plus
9 41 115 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 1:52PM
Astounding beauty and I'm amazed that stainless glass could withstand the weather.
A very beautiful piece of art in a glorious setting.
Very well photographed.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 2:30PM
Fascinating! Very lovely!
I am glad you showed us V2 to get an idea of the dimensions... Grin
21 Sep 2014 3:49PM

Quote:Wonderful captures and very interesting place to visit, Richard! --- I agree with George ! - Lovely ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.

JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 5:38PM
Wonderful shots of such a beautiful creation: with the sheep watching the woodman.

"Oh woodman, spare that tree,
Touch not a single bough,
In youth it sheltered me,
And I'll protect it now."

... something my Grandfather taught me as a child!

21 Sep 2014 5:40PM
How lovely, Ju - thank you so much!Smile

21 Sep 2014 5:55PM
Oh wow Richard that is so beautiful. Love v2 for showing the size. Great link! Cathy
21 Sep 2014 6:30PM
Wow Richard mind blowing at first I thought it was stain glass in a Cathedral until I read on and then saw V2 . wow indeed. Just superb, I hope to go when I go back to Cheltenham to stay with my sister soon. Hope this will still be on. I wll follow the link too.

Patty GrinGrinGrin
21 Sep 2014 6:59PM
Fabulous burst of colour, and a great idea for an art-work.
Thanks for showing the context.
myrab 13 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 7:13PM
Thankyou for showing us such a beautiful picture Richard.

ali63 7 778 1 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 7:29PM
Superb images,

21 Sep 2014 8:31PM
excellent image with great colour Richard,i have tried taking stained glass before with no look well done
21 Sep 2014 8:32PM
Two superb images, Richard. Perfectly presented.

21 Sep 2014 8:35PM
Lovely colourful image Richard

capto Plus
7 5.8k 11 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2014 10:25PM
A beautiful piece of art.Smile

liarsdance 5 633 2 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2014 10:30AM
beautiful art, beautifully situated and beautifully captured Smile
gss 5 1 Romania
22 Sep 2014 10:44AM
Before reading the interesting narrative, was looking at the first picture and become very confused; the second picture and the information explained very well this amazing subject, extremely unusual. (e learn a lot of new things on this site)
A very well capture couple of picture Richard, thanks for sharing!
Fefe Plus
7 33 31 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2014 2:19PM
Great stuff...I really wasnt expecting V2Grin
Beautiful! Smile
DonMc 11 2 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2014 4:41PM
Excellent images showing the context of this fine piece of art!SmileSmileSmile
Mike_Smith Plus
12 586 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2014 1:44PM
I have always loved any stained glass work, and this is unusual but a great idea also. Two beautiful shots
24 Sep 2014 5:02PM
V1 for me Richard. Beautiful and colourful GrinGrin

26 Sep 2014 10:12AM
The light and colours in V1 is superb RichardSmile

barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2014 5:41PM
How wonderful is this
senn 8 5 1 Belgium
26 Sep 2014 6:34PM
stunning stuff here Richard, .. V2 lets to grasp it properly; .. quality take
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2089 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2014 3:22PM
I couldn't resist commenting on this one, Richard, because I well remember my first encounter with! I just showed your pictures to my partner and he remembers it well.
In Hillier's Art in the Garden this year, there was one very much like it and I was wondering if it's by the same artist.

PS: I had to have a look on google, and found that it was made by Kevin Atherton, not the same artist.
21 Oct 2014 4:35PM
Wish I had seen this !!! It's simply wonderful - the colours so rich and the detail ! Taken with thought !

dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 586 England
16 Nov 2014 8:49PM
At first sight this looks like a very cleverly manipulated image.
Interesting how appearances can be so deceptive Smile
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
6 Dec 2014 12:52AM

Quote:Been up the forest a few times but never seen these, two great images. - Gary
That is why you wear glasses Gary you must be blind as a bat as you've walked past this stained glass window a fair few times!Blush You've photographed this work of art on the sculpture trail so well

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