This week’s MotD theme: Rose Windows
Check out this beautiful black and white photo of the Basilique Cathédrale Notre-Dame d’Amien‘s rose window captured by art and architecture photographer Stan Parry.
I am the author of “Great Gothic Cathedrals of France, A Visitor’s Guide” (Viking Studio, 2001). I research and photograph Medieval stained glass and architecture, as well as Renaissance stained glass and sculpture.
When it comes to rose windows we often focus on its stained glass sections. In his spectacular photo, Stan focuses on the intricate flower-like structure that intricately frames the stained glass. It inspired the Mandala of the Week #41 design.
From Wikipedia about Rose Windows it states:
Some Late Gothic rose windows are of immense complexity of design, often using elements of the Gothic style in unexpected ways. A magnificent example is that of the façade of Amiens Cathedral.
View more of Stan’s photographs of Amiens via his online gallery.
Inspiration for Today
Seeing things in black and white helps us to better see what’s really there without the distraction of color.
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