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The 16th-century church has the only stained glass windows that survived the Scottish Reformation intact.
Added by Kerry Wolfe
A Dutch passageway's artistic, aquatic-themed makeover pays tribute to the capital city's famed waterways.
Added by thelittleowl
The Ancient Glass-Blowing Technique That Was Kept Secret for Centuries
For protection, Venetian glassmakers were banned from leaving the city.
August 04, 2017
New York, New York
William Lescaze Townhouse
New York City's first Modernist house.
Added by AaronNetsky
Cape May, New Jersey
Sometimes Train Tracks of Sunset Beach
Several times a year, during low tide, two pairs of historic train tracks are revealed on this New Jersey beach.
Added by timmccglynn
Varėnos rajono savivaldybė, Lithuania
Pyramid of Merkine
The pyramid and dome deep inside the Dzūkija forest are believed to channel divine energy.
Added by ahvenas
Face in the Window at St. Paul's Church
The profile of one ill-fated deacon was emblazoned forever on this church window during the Halifax explosion.
Added by pjrussell
Carrabelle Bottle House
The bottle house obsession struck a Florida man in his retirement, and now he can't stop building.
Added by Mom0ja
Ithaca, New York
Blaschka Glass Sea Creatures
These expertly crafted, scientifically accurate glass sea creatures were once an international phenomenon.
Added by hcw2rp
Roots of Knowledge Stained Glass
An absolutely beautiful 200-foot stained glass installation traces the evolution of knowledge.
Added by Kavya Ram Mohan
The Victorian Era's Strange Love of Disembodied Hands
Inside a very particular time period's fascination with human appendages.
October 24, 2016
Zhangjiajie Shi, China
Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge
The latest in a series of long glass bridges suspended at terrifying heights.
Added by Molly McBride Jacobson
A glass wonderland in the middle of the Kenyan desert.
The Delicate Glass Sea Creatures of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka
A father-and-son team created a menagerie of incredible glass models using mysterious methods.
Sponsored by The Corning Museum of Glass
Haohan Qiao — "Brave Men's Bridge"
At nearly 1,000 feet long, this astonishing glass suspension bridge is one of the longest in the world.
Added by JackGoodman
Clearwater Virgin Mary
This glass-stain Mary attracted thousands of pilgrims until her head was shattered by a vandal with a slingshot.
Added by strictlyheather
A massive thing of wonder, this stained-glass masterpiece is thought to be the largest Tiffany dome in existence.
Added by zackofalltrades
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