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
With tall glass buildings in Charlotte, the reflections are surreal
Modern glass buildings blend with the sky in Charlotte, North Carolina
Walking the streets of Charlotte at certain times of the day reveals interesting reflections off the glass of various buildings.
With glass in all the buildings in Uptown Charlotte, someone has to wash it!
The use of glass on many buildings in Uptown Charlotte creates unusual reflections on these arches
The pride of Spirit Square is the 730-seat McGlohon Theater, named in honor of the late legendary jazz pianist Loonis McGlohon of Charlotte. With beautiful stained glass windows and a cupola, this space served as the First Baptist Church sanctuary for many years. The theater has been carefully restored to preserve and enhance its unique architectural details.
Buildings in downtown (referred to as Uptown) Charlotte use a lot of glass and reflections from other structures are often distorted.
Affectionately known as “Disco Chicken” by area residents, the shimmering Firebird sculpture was installed in 2009, and stands at the entrance of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina. The statue stands over 17 feet tall and weighs over 1,400 pounds. The entire statue is covered from top to bottom in over 7,500 pieces of mirrored and colored glass. The piece was created in 1991 by French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle.
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a 36,500-square-foot museum space dedicated to the exhibition of mid-20th-century modern art. The museum is designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta. A key design element of the four-story structure is the soaring glass atrium that extends through the museum’s core and diffuses natural light throughout the building.
The modern architecture in Charlotte includes a lot of glass. The reflections create unique designs, though somewhat distorted.
Centenary United Methodist Church in New Bern, North Carolina has numerous colored glass and stained glass windows. In addition to the original glass which lines its library, sanctuary and chapel walls, newer stained glass panels are mounted in the narthex doors, showing a history of Centenary Church.
Centenary Methodist Church is a historic church located in New Bern, North Carolina. It was built in 1904-1905, and is an irregularly shaped, brick multiple-use church complex. The front facade includes an entrance five-bay arcade beneath a low conical roof flanked by square corner towers of unequal height.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972
In keeping up with modern architecture in Richmond, use of glass creates this visual illusion of an overhead walkway going through the building
Chihuly at Biltmore is an impressive exhibition of art in glass. We end the series with Sole d Oro in front of the Biltmore House at blue hour.