Gaze through the Wednesday Windows!!!!


The Chicago Files

I have always been fascinated by windows; in the literal sense, and in addition to looking through them.  Or, in some instances, imagining what is behind them.

Take stained glass, for instance.  It can be a magnificent piece of artwork in and of itself.

Stained Glass Tiffany Dome

– photo courtesy of http://chicago-architecture-jyoti.blogspot.com

This superlative gem is a Tiffany Stained Glass Dome located at the Chicago Cultural Center.  Note the astrological symbols embedded into the glass.  The first time I gazed at this wonderful window, I began to feel quite dizzy.  Not necessarily from its majestic wonder, but because it’s a dome, and located high in the Cultural Center sky!  This will put things into perspective:

Stained Glass Tiffany Dome 2

– photo courtesy of robsaker.com

Some stained glass is opaque; to me, this doesn’t appear to be very ‘stained’.  *grin*  I like beveled glass windows, too.  The glass distorts whatever is behind it, and thus the imagination begins. …

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Gaze through the Wednesday Windows!!!!


The Chicago Files

I have always been fascinated by windows; in the literal sense, and in addition to looking through them.  Or, in some instances, imagining what is behind them.

Take stained glass, for instance.  It can be a magnificent piece of artwork in and of itself.

Stained Glass Tiffany Dome

– photo courtesy of http://chicago-architecture-jyoti.blogspot.com

This superlative gem is a Tiffany Stained Glass Dome located at the Chicago Cultural Center.  Note the astrological symbols embedded into the glass.  The first time I gazed at this wonderful window, I began to feel quite dizzy.  Not necessarily from its majestic wonder, but because it’s a dome, and located high in the Cultural Center sky!  This will put things into perspective:

Stained Glass Tiffany Dome 2

– photo courtesy of robsaker.com

Some stained glass is opaque; to me, this doesn’t appear to be very ‘stained’.  *grin*  I like beveled glass windows, too.  The glass distorts whatever is behind it, and thus the imagination begins. …

View original post 454 more words

Armenian literary tradition


PeopleOfAr

Armenian literary tradition

The above phrase translated from Solomon’s Book of Proverbs is said to be the first sentence to be written down in Armenian by Mashtots after his recovery of the Armenian alphabet. Armenian literary tradition dates back to times immemorial. In Armenian mythology there exist deities and spirits of writing and literature. Like the god of literature Tir and the spirit writer Grogh. Armenia’s rich writing tradition is considered one of the major factors behind the survival of the Armenian people. Despite centuries of prosecution by numerous invading empires, Armenians managed to preserve their language, religion and culture, all thanks to this exceptional love for literature.

Today the ancient manuscript repository (Matenadaran) located in Yerevan, holds one of the world’s richest depositories of ancient manuscripts and books which span a broad range of subjects, including history, philosophy, medicine, literature, art history and cosmography in Armenian and many other languages. Although much…

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Armenian literary tradition


PeopleOfAr

Armenian literary tradition

The above phrase translated from Solomon’s Book of Proverbs is said to be the first sentence to be written down in Armenian by Mashtots after his recovery of the Armenian alphabet. Armenian literary tradition dates back to times immemorial. In Armenian mythology there exist deities and spirits of writing and literature. Like the god of literature Tir and the spirit writer Grogh. Armenia’s rich writing tradition is considered one of the major factors behind the survival of the Armenian people. Despite centuries of prosecution by numerous invading empires, Armenians managed to preserve their language, religion and culture, all thanks to this exceptional love for literature.

Today the ancient manuscript repository (Matenadaran) located in Yerevan, holds one of the world’s richest depositories of ancient manuscripts and books which span a broad range of subjects, including history, philosophy, medicine, literature, art history and cosmography in Armenian and many other languages. Although much…

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