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Through a Glass Darkly


For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
1 Corinthians 13:12 (King James Version)


Inside the Martini Church in Groningen, Holland.
CORRECTION:  This is inside the St. Josef cathedral (Roman Catholic) nearby Martinikerk.


Through a Glass Darkly


For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
1 Corinthians 13:12 (King James Version)


Inside the Martini Church in Groningen, Holland.
CORRECTION:  This is inside the St. Josef cathedral (Roman Catholic) nearby Martinikerk.


comments (52)

  • rian
  • United States
  • 17 Mar 2010, 01:26
uhh.. that biblical verse got me.. i don't quite understand it.. grin but i do like how the scene behind that glass looks like.. smile
Ginnie Hart: I looked it up, Rian, and this is what I read: "To see “through a glass” — a mirror — “darkly” is to have an obscure or imperfect vision of reality. The expression comes from the writings of the Apostle Paul; he explains that we do not now see clearly, but at the end of time, we will do so." That's how it was explained to me growing up, too. (I had a preacher dad!) Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Mar 2010, 01:56
One of Ginnie's best...and, that is saying something!
Ginnie Hart: Wow, Ray. That's humbling. Thank you kindly.
  • martie
  • United States
  • 17 Mar 2010, 03:36
Beautiful Ginnie. You really captured that ancient glass perfectly!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Martie. I heard my dad preaching a sermon when I saw it. smile
  • yinks
  • United States
  • 17 Mar 2010, 05:06
Wow Ginnie. All I can say...
Ginnie Hart: My dad was a preacher, you know. smile Thanks, Yinks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Mar 2010, 05:52
I keep staring at this picture, if they ever want to renew the book about the church, I will gladly give them your phone number.
Amazing angle, a fabulous picture.
Een prachtige foto en het 'glas in lood' raam is zo mooi.
Ginnie Hart: Now I'm laughing, Astrid. It would be fun to help write the tourist guides to some of the places we have seen, like this church. We spent a lot of time in and around this church, didn't we! Hartstikke bedankt, mijn vrouw. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Mar 2010, 05:56
I love the interpretation of the verse you have done here. Excellent.
Ginnie Hart: I heard my dad preaching a good sermon when I saw this, Louis. He would have loved it. Thanks.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 17 Mar 2010, 06:38
Superb Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 17 Mar 2010, 06:52
Fantastica, en el cristal, se confunden reflejos con transparencias.... Maravillosa
Ginnie Hart: I love old stuff like this, Oscar! Gracias.
interesting game of reflexes and natural light,!! nice day Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Fabrizio.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Mar 2010, 07:06
Wise words from Paul, and the New Century version reads; ''It is the same with us. Now we see a dim reflection, as if we were looking into a mirror, but then we shall see clearly. Now I know only a part, but then I will know fully, as God has known me.''. And to add to Ginnies explanation; for whoever wants; is that as you grow from been children to adults in Christ, your vision should become perfect!

The misty view through the glass and the reflections are breath taking. Fantastic detail. 10/10
Ginnie Hart: My dad was a preacher, SAVO, so I have very fond menories of this verse from his sermons over the years (eons ago). smile Thanks for your New Century version!
Makes a fine picture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Mar 2010, 07:17
I'm surprised how much we can see through the glass window so that we can catch a fine impression of this wonderful architecture inside of this church -a very refined composition! -a look from one window to the others (the Bible quotation may be appropriate) - you have a fantastic photo-eye, indeed! And I like your special toning here- or could it be a bit warmer, e.g. mellow yellow, ochre?
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling you and I are on the same page, Philine, when it comes to architecture. We both are so fascinated by it, aren't we! And yes, I do suppose it would look warmer with a change in color...for sure.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 17 Mar 2010, 07:34
love that verse... and it's a beautiful church picture to go with it... love it Ginnie!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Elaine.
the crops works well for me here
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chantal. I'm glad.
  • jude iron maiden
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Mar 2010, 08:56
exquisite
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, JIM.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Mar 2010, 09:05
Excellent Ginnie: I love the effect through that glass
Ginnie Hart: Old glass always intrigues me, Chris. Thanks.
Very nicely captured Ginnie. It has an underwater look about it.
Ginnie Hart: I see what you mean, Janet. Hadn't thought of that! Thanks.
Wonderful Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Richard.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Mar 2010, 09:42
Sometimes the imperfect vision is a more attractive and interesting reality than pure perfection, I think. Only time will tell.... Very evocative image, Ginnie.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Ingrid. I've decided that's why I don't have to be such a damn perfectionist all the time! grin Thanks for the reminder.
  • Theys
  • Belgium
  • 17 Mar 2010, 09:42
Very good composition, beautiful graphics of lines and curve, very successful treatment, cheer Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Mar 2010, 09:45
Great shot of the soaring ceiling inside. I also like the frame within a frame within a frame.
Ginnie Hart: Is that like a wheel in the middle of a wheel, Mike? smile Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 17 Mar 2010, 09:45
Truly a great capture Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Frida.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 17 Mar 2010, 10:31
Wonderful glass
Ginnie Hart: I love old glass like this, Vintage!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 17 Mar 2010, 12:02
Fantastic reflections!! Especially love the contrast in textures and subtle tones.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marcie. I'm glad this isn't stained glass. It wouldn't have the same effect at all!
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 17 Mar 2010, 13:44
WOW this is so striking , amazing capture, and a great verse to go with it
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JJ.
Tedxtural bliss. You have presented the architecture and glass beautifully here, Ginnie.Exquisite processing
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Paul. Thank you.
Wonderful Ginnie. (I am going to emial you seperately about this as well.)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear sir.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 17 Mar 2010, 15:06
Old glass is gorgeous in person and produces unpredictable patterns in an image. This picked up the reflection of the arches wonderfully.
Ginnie Hart: I'm still trying to figure out, Sherri, if any of this is a reflection or if all of it is what you see "darkly" through the glass? I wish I were back there to see it again in real life. Thank you.
Interesting composition, Ginnie - instead of the calm of a church we have all these diagonal lines making things very dynamic! smile
Ginnie Hart: It definitely has a "different" feel to it, Tom, I agree. smile
this is very well done, the crisp bricks combined with the surreal qualities of the glass make for a very dramatic image. Also think your title could not be better~
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, John, for stopping by and commenting. Welcome again to SC!
wonderful shot Ginnie, really captured it well
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
wonderful!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Heather.
  • Valerie
  • France
  • 17 Mar 2010, 20:21
I like the reflection on the window glass and the composition. A beautiful photo.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Valerie, for stopping by and commenting. Welcome again to SC!
  • cisco
  • France
  • 17 Mar 2010, 21:40
Nice picture, nice framing, the reflection is superb, I like a lot
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Cisco, for stopping by and commenting. Welcome again to SC!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Mar 2010, 22:28
Wow! there is so much to see in that photo smile
Ginnie Hart: Even if we can't see it very well, CP, right? smile
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 17 Mar 2010, 22:40
looks spooky in a way... nicely processed. =)
Ginnie Hart: Some glass definitely feels that way, Liang, I agree. Thanks.
  • david
  • United States
  • 18 Mar 2010, 01:44
nicely done...i like the mix of lines and arch, solid and transparent!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, David. So do I.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 18 Mar 2010, 01:55
Just dropping by to say hi to you and Astrid.
Ginnie Hart: WOW! I just caught up on your blog and your Vatican tour. I missed a lot, I see! sad Thanks for dropping by again....
  • Esther
  • Sabah, Malaysian Borneo
  • 18 Mar 2010, 04:40
Ginnie, I am longing again for Holland when I look at your photoblog and this. The reflections are so beautifully captured and the verse fits it so well.
Ginnie Hart: I love this country, Esther. Let us know if/whenever you come back!! Thanks.
i love the quote, ginnie. i remember the words 'looking through a glass darkly,' but i thought it was literary rather than biblical.
and the reflection of the bricks and the light in the glass is wonderful. it's more a mirror than a window.
i think you are quite enjoying life. smile
Ginnie Hart: Well, I guess you could say Biblical is literary, Seraphine, if you want to be technical, right? grin Talk about an ancient text! And yes, Life is Good, as the phrase says. We're finally learning how to sort it all out, and that feels good. Thanks!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Mar 2010, 08:05
I like the lines and tones in this, Ginnie. I also like the glimpse through the window.
Ginnie Hart: That window captivated me, Alan. Thanks.
  • chad
  • wherever I hang my mask.
  • 18 Mar 2010, 10:54
Looking at your title Ginnie I wondered if you had been drinking Guiness.
Ginnie Hart: I would have quite enjoyed a pint, Chad, if I had been anywhere near one. At least once a year one should have a good pint! smile
  • Cherise
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Mar 2010, 12:33
Veel plezier in Groningen, Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: We LOVED the city, Cherise! Thanks.
That is an absolute beauty.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 18 Mar 2010, 16:09
very nice.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Kanyi.
  • Bandoras
  • United States
  • 18 Mar 2010, 16:58
What we see through the looking glass !!lovely capture
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Bandoras. Thank you.
A beautiful one! Don't you like the brickwork?
Ginnie Hart: I love it all, Wim...bricks, glass, lead, wood. It all belongs together to make the whole, doesn't it!
  • Aussie
  • Cedar Vale
  • 18 Mar 2010, 20:17
wow this is fantastic ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Aussie. Thank you.
Alweer een mooi plaatje!
dat doorkijkje door het raam heb je mooi vastgelegd!

xx
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Laura. I love stuff like this.

BTW, I can't for the life of me figure out how to find your images from your front page??!! Help.
  • Toni
  • United States
  • 21 Mar 2010, 06:35
I realy like this shot, Ginnie. The reflections in the wavy glass, or maybe it's the actual interior, is really cool. Excellent explanation of the verse, too. smile KJV is always a bit harder to understand, I think.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Toni. You are seeing the actual interior...no reflections, but the glass is that old, yes. The KJV is so "ancient," which is why we do better with the more modern translations. Sometimes it's fun, however, to go back to the old English. smile
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Mar 2010, 21:26
good shot
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Petra.
  • LoLO
  • France
  • 12 Apr 2010, 21:54
Est ce l'école d'Harry Potter ?

Is the school Harry Potter ?

This photo is really beautiful. I love the play of transparencies and lights
Ginnie Hart: Aha! This link worked. Good. No, this is a church in Groningen, Holland, LoLo. But I like the idea of Harry Potter's school. smile Merci, Lolo, for stopping by and commenting.

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