Saturday, April 05, 2008

photo hunt : glass

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This stained glass window belongs to Nobel-winning poet Pablo Neruda's home in Santiago, Chile. I was able to have a guided tour of the house last January. This is a small window and the picture is untouched...

The house is called "la Chascona"("Woman with the Tousled Hair") after Matilde Urrutia, the poet's third wife, and it served as a romantic hideaway before they married. The pair's passionate relationship was recounted in the 1994 Italian film Il Postino (The Postman).

The people who built our present home in the early 1960's had a mouth-blown glass factory, therefore there is this tile in one of the walls ( which are actually not pink and rather peach but the light today wasn't being cooperative) :




And these are ice cubes made out of glass...



55 comments:

  1. The stained glass is beautiful! Great choices for the theme :)

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  2. Beautiful window!! :-)

    Happy Weekend.

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  3. Great photos Mar! I like them all :)

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  4. Wonderful take on the theme.
    I love the ice cubes!
    Happy Weekend

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  5. the stained glass is lovely!

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  6. Good group of shots Mar. I love them all. The stained glass window is so beautiful. That is so neat that the people who built your current home had a mouth-blown glass factory and that you have that unique tile in the wall. I hope you have a great weekend.

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  7. Great shots for photohunt theme... Mine's up too hope you can drop by.

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  8. It's so amazing what can be done with glass. I absolutely love the stained glass, would love to go to Pablo Neruda's house, maybe one day!

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  9. Beautiful Mar! I love stained glass. But I took a different take on this weeks theme!

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  10. great and interesting shots!

    happy hunting!

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  11. Beauuuuuuuuutiful! I LOVE stained glass - and that is a beauty for sure! I love that tile too! And I'm thinking of the FUN I could have with Mom with those glass ice cubes! hehehe...

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  12. Oh the window is beautiful. I would love to have one at home. :D

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  13. Wow, part of Neruda's home! thanks for sharing...All posts are appropriate for the theme! Well done..=)

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  14. how beautiful! Love your photos. I think I could have found more stained glass but I'm still too busy to look more just yet! :)

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  15. Mar, I would love to see that stained glass window in that particular house, wow!

    Have a great weekend!

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  16. All beautiful :)
    I hope no one drop those glass cubes into their soda..heehee
    Happy Weekend!
    My PH here & here

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  17. I love all of those--I have candle holders like the last.

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  18. When I was in the Czech Republic last summer I saw the most beautiful stained glass in one of the churches I visited.

    This is cool!

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  19. What an interesting stained glass and where it is as well. I like the cubes too. Have a great weekend Mar.

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  20. wow great shot of the stained glass. fits well with the theme :)

    you have a great weekend ahead :)

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  21. What a lovely stained glass window! Those ice cubes look real.

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  22. the top photo is kinda creepy.

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  23. The stained class is beautiful. Thank you for the explanation too. Happy weekend (=

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  24. Wow... a flower vase stained glass. This is very beautiful. I'm glad that you managed to share this with us :)

    http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

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  25. Terrific examples of glass! The stained glass window is lovely!

    Dragonheart and Merlin

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  26. That window is marvellous! Have a great weekend

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  27. My favorite is the stained glass window - what a beauty.

    I first tought about posting a photo of Notre Dame´s Rose Window, but I the quality of the photos I took was not good enough (flash-lights forbidden).

    Schoenes Wochenende!

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  28. You entries are all fantastic, Mar, especially the ice cubes... they look so "real"

    Happy Hunting!

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  29. Ach, what a wonderful collection you have prepared for this week!

    Have a great weekend.

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  30. Nice photos ! They are all beautiful !

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  31. I love your shot of that window - so clear and bright in its dark frame.
    That tile is beautiful, a great thing to have in the house.
    I don't understand glass icecubes, but your photo is good!

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  32. I love the story that goes with the stained glass window! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Absolutely amazing Mar...you never, NEVER cease to keep the interest up in your posting. That's why I continue coming by. A great photo hunt as usual!!!

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  34. Wonderful shots on the theme.

    Happy Weekend.

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  35. Great shots again this week, Mar. But the most clever one is that of the glass blowing. He he.

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  36. Beautiful photos! I love the stained glass window and the glass cubes.

    Have a great weekend!

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  37. I LOVE stained glass and your photo catches the light beautifully.

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  38. Those are some big ice cubes!
    Lovely shots! I had also wanted to do stained glass, but it is NOT common here in Southern Ca (probably because we are such a new country compared to the rest of the world, and we hvae too many earthquakes!)
    I love your photos!

    Also come check out my photo project, we participated in the hunt.
    snap2days

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  39. Great photos for today's theme. Glass ice cubes..Great idea.

    Sandy

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  40. Beautiful colours in the stained glass! Very rich. I love the ice cubes - you can leave them anywhere and they won't make a mess:)

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  41. The stained glass looks neat and different. I love the glass cubes!

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  42. The stained glass is beautiful but I love the ice cubes. Great choices for the theme.

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  43. I remember your reportage last january and specially when you spoke about Neruda's home. We have the film at home and I will try to make a pause during my vacation to watch the CD. Have a beautiful weekend, Mar!

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  44. wow those are beautiful! I love the glass ice cubes! so cool! Thanks for visiting!

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  45. Great pictures!
    Have a great weekend.

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  46. Beautiful! I love them all...

    Thanks for stopping by!!

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  47. I love the name "woman with the tousled hair" that is very cool.

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  48. I love the stained glass window but do you know I really like your photo of the glass ice cubes :)

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  49. Mar, fantastic post for the theme "glass." Neruda's stained glass window is amazing! :D

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  50. That window is just beautiful. Love the name.
    There is nothing so wonderful as to see the light show through a rainbow of colors. I took a stained glass class and made several treasured pieces. This is a classic art that everyone can enjoy.

    Hugs

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