Ludwig’s Monday Window Challenge: August 16, 2021

I don’t know if this is supposed to be a representation of Christ or an Old Testament prophet. Jesus Christ is typically depicted with a triradiate nimbus; that is, a hallo that emits three rays from the top and sides. That being said, I think it a beautiful window and it makes me think of God. Isn’t that what it is supposed to do? This is the last of the stained glass windows that I photographed during my brief visit to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania in June.

All of the recent stained glass windows are from the same church- a Methodist Church, at that. Across the street from this temple is a Baptist Church and it too is adorned with lovely, representational stained glass windows. It has been my observation that most Protestant churches shy away from this kind of artwork. Most Baptist churches that I’ve visited, if they had stained glass, it was abstract.

Lewisburg is a small town in Central Pennsylvania. It is home to Bucknell University and a big, Federal prison. It is in the Susquehanna Valley and surrounded by dense, lush forests. While it is a bit remote, it is accessible from major highways and it is far from a cultural wasteland. They have an annual art fair to which much energy and attention is devoted. Besides the University, there is a large auditorium/concert hall nearby in the city of Williamsport. It is a charming place in the Amish heartland. It is definitely worth visiting.

PPAC #2

Angel of the Resurrection, 1952, Walker Hancock

This World War II memorial can be found at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. It is my contribution to the new Photographing Public Art Challenge hosted by Cee Neuner and Marsha Ingrao.

Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) June 20, 2021

Spirit of Transportation, Karl Bitter, 1895. 30th Street Station, Philadelphia

Photographing Public Art Challenge