The Metropolitan Cathedral of San Jose was built in 1802 and has been the seat of the Catholic people of the city since. The large neoclassical church features a mix of stained-glass works.
Lighted candles create a diffused glow through designs in the glass
Glass provides a wonderful mirror to create unusual reflections. The first image is of reflections on glass from the sun shining on another building. The second image depicts reflections of architectural marvels of the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
Reflections off a glass building cast psychedelic images on an adjacent building adding intrigue to the photo
Reflections of a building on glass somehow distort the image making it surreal
A monochrome image of relief designs on a glass window
We end our series of images from around the Wilmington, Delaware area with a composition of reflections from and stairs through glass windows.
Symmetry of stairs through glass in a modern building in Wilmington, Delaware
Wilmington, Delaware has over 14 buildings that surpass 200 feet. Amazing reflections on glass buildings matching the color of the sky and clouds.
Aging, broken, glass creates interesting mosaics on these vehicles at Old Car City, Georgia
Although these windows in junk vehicles at Old Car City are broken, they still create intriguing designs in glass
Placed at the threshold between the field and forest at North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Crossroads/Trickster I marks a transitional point from public to private, manmade to natural, open to enclosed. The sculpture by Martha Jackson-Jarvis combines brightly colored Italian glass tiles, carnelian stones, and shattered bricks (recycled from the Polk youth correctional facility, located on this property from 1920 to 1997).
The World of Coca-Cola is a museum, located in Atlanta, Georgia, showcasing the history of the Coca-Cola Company. The iconic bottle on top of a building appears to be encased in a block of glass, with the sun creating silhouettes of its structure.
Distorted reflections of a parking structure on symmetrical glass squares create an interesting image
Reflections of modern London caught on a glass window on the bank of River Thames
The Shard in London, referred to as the Shard of Glass, is a 95-story super-tall skyscraper, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano. Standing 1,016 ft high, the Shard is the tallest building in the United Kingdom.
The traditional brick buildings with modern glass skyscrapers blend into the skyline of London
A small window framed by stones and with light shining through the glass at Duke University Chapel in North Carolina
The 77 Duke Chapel windows were designed and constructed over a three-year period by 15 artists and craftsmen. They are constructed from over one million pieces of glass, imported from England, France, and Belgium and varying in thickness between 1/8 and 3/16 inch. The largest window measures 17.5 by 38 feet, and the smallest measures just 14 by 20 inches.
The reflections on glass completely distort a building in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina