Stunning stained glass from around the world

Windows and ceilings are are a given in most buildings for their practical uses, but why settle for plain glass when they could be works of art, too? All around the world, cathedrals, museums and other buildings embrace stained glass as decorative art, transforming their windows and ceilings with colorful murals and patterns through stained glass. Check out some of the world’s most stunning stained glass windows with this photo tour.

 

La Sainte-Chapelle, Paris (Image: beggs)

La Sainte-Chapelle, Paris (Image: beggs)

La Sainte-Chapelle, Paris (Image: Sharon Mollerus)

La Sainte-Chapelle, Paris (Image: Sharon Mollerus)

La Sainte-Chapelle, Paris (Image: hslo used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

La Sainte-Chapelle, Paris (Image: hslo used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague (Image: Loozrboy used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague (Image: Loozrboy used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague (Image: Loozrboy used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague (Image: Loozrboy used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

National Cathedral, Washington D.C. (Image: acaben used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

National Cathedral, Washington D.C. (Image: acaben used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

National Cathedral, Washington D.C. (Image: Mo Kaiwen 莫楷文)

National Cathedral, Washington D.C. (Image: Mo Kaiwen 莫楷文)

Cosmovitral, New Mexico (Image: Rosa Menkman)

Cosmovitral, New Mexico (Image: Rosa Menkman)

Mapparium, Boston (Image: Smart Destinations used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Mapparium, Boston (Image: Smart Destinations used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Galeries Lafayette, Paris (Image: gvaghjiani)

Galeries Lafayette, Paris (Image: gvaghjiani)

 

(Main image: Alicia-Lee-07 used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

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