London has many churches; stepping inside them is to enter a quieter more contemplative world.  Often they are places of great beauty.  This week on the way back from seeing the Fire! Fire! exhibition at the Museum of London, I decided on a whim to visit the church that sits just below the museum.  St Botolph’s without Aldersgate was one of the few churches to survive the Great Fire but then sadly fell into disrepair to be replaced with the present building in the eighteenth century.  My eye was taken by this beautiful Pre-Raphaelite Angel in a stained glass window.





  1. July 23, 2016 / 11:51 pm

    That’s an amazing photo of a stained glass window. It would have caught my eye too.

  2. July 24, 2016 / 2:11 am

    Beautiful stained glass! I love Europe’s churches!

  3. July 24, 2016 / 4:55 am

    I love exploring churches, especially on a whim. It seems like you found a good one, the angel is beautiful. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pre-raphaelite one in a church before.

    • Catherine
      July 24, 2016 / 6:44 am

      Norfolk and Norwich have a rich stock of churches!

    • Catherine
      July 24, 2016 / 7:33 am

      Brilliant exhibition great for kids. Review to follow soon …….

  4. July 24, 2016 / 9:15 am

    What a beautiful stained glass window – no wonder it caught your eye! #MySundayPhoto

  5. July 24, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    I find stained glass so incredible. It’s amazing how much detail and colour is in it

    Thank you for linking up

  6. July 24, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    Its like a painting! The edges are so precise and soft unlike the usual stained glass that we would see in churches!


  7. July 24, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    Looks like a painting, very beautiful, I am with you I find great peace in a church despite not being religious.

  8. July 25, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    You’ve truly captured the beauty of a stain glass window here. #MySundayPhoto

  9. July 29, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    Churches really are some of the most beautiful places in the world. This is gorgeous #MySundayPhoto

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