Night scene in Cockermouth Church

With a busy night time economy and some good real ale pubs its too easy to miss out on some startling scenes, I was lucky to walk past this Church one evening when it was lit from inside and created a magical and picturesque scene.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Castries St Lucia

Stepping out of the Caribbean heat and into this wonderful and cool Cathedral is a revelation. The stained glass windows depicting the life and death of Christ are designed with all the colour and flair you would expect on a tropical island.

Using the techniques developed in Europe but with the warmth  energy and exuberance of the local people these windows are second to none.

St Chads Church, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

The Church of St Chads in Shrewsbury is remarkable for a number of reasons, its round for a start. But what intrigued me is the variety of stained glass on show. There are great windows with beautiful and delicate painted glass. It has traditional leaded stained glass depicting scenes from the Bible and it has huge panels of vivid colours.