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I was just talking to sheaj34 about church windows and it reminded me so strongly of the day a friend took me to Mainz, in Germany, that I have to write about it right now! So you'll have to bear with me! *g* It was a wonderful day, fine weather, sun shining, and such excitement and nervousness on my part! We had such a great time, thank goodness, and we went into all sorts of churches even though my friend didn't like churches and hadn't been in one for ages. She was so kind that day to take me to so many churches and interesting sites. The church with the windows by Chagall was the most amazing, because the blue glass tinted the whole place with a blue 'air' and it was magical. We'd had to sit outside that one and wait for the doors to open after lunch, and we chatted about all the friends we had in common on the Net. And we hadn't met before and we were kind of feeling our way and it just was so wonderful, to be in Wiesbaden/Mainz and to meet someone so special from the Net. I have to admit, looking back, that I had the most amazing day that day, it felt so right, and so magical and so special. Memories like that are really special, especially when they happen on the other side of the world! I'll see if I can find some pictures that reflect that day, hang on...
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Okay, I got carried away. But *sigh* it was such a wonderful day... I have my pictures and my thoughts and my memories. I'll never forget it. The friend I had. The day. Those windows. Germany. Amazing place. So different from here, it's unbelievable.

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sheaj34
May. 27th, 2007 09:03 am (UTC)
Thanks
Thanks for sharing your photos and memories. I am just going to get ready for church myself. Ben is in Germany this weekend too, so it was nice to see some photos from mainland Europe.
natesmountain
May. 27th, 2007 09:42 am (UTC)
Re: Thanks
Thanks, back at you. I hope you have a nice time at church today. I went this morning wishing I wasn't going, but by the end, I'd had a great time, amazingly enough.

Mainland Europe! Heh. I just think, 'way over there' *g*.
moth2fic
May. 27th, 2007 11:55 am (UTC)
Stained glass can be so inspiring! Thanks for sharing your pictures and memories.
natesmountain
May. 28th, 2007 06:46 am (UTC)
Well, I got a bit carried away, just remembering!!! But yeah, stained glass has a magical quality to it, with the sunlight pouring through. It's beautiful. I've used a lot of stained glass images in my powerpoints lately, ones I've found on the net. They are quite evocative.
microjotz
May. 27th, 2007 12:57 pm (UTC)
You still have a friend in Germany !
natesmountain
May. 28th, 2007 06:45 am (UTC)
Hooray, of course I do *g*!!! I'll have to go to your end of the country one day, huh! If we could just get Interpol to open up an office or something... *g*
vivh
May. 27th, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you have good memories of that day and of your time in Europe. I love stained glass windows too, I've been thinking about all the lovely windows I saw in Switzerland last year, and looking forward to what I will see in Italy soon... remembering the stained glass at Te Papa too, and thinking about the bits of stained glass at our rectory - I might have to post some pictures soon!!
natesmountain
May. 28th, 2007 06:48 am (UTC)
-I've been thinking about all the lovely windows I saw in Switzerland last year, and looking forward to what I will see in Italy soon.
Italy! OMG you'll see some fantastic stuff there, huh!!! Wow!

-remembering the stained glass at Te Papa too
Oh, yeah, Te Papa has some great visuals
greenpizzazz6
May. 28th, 2007 04:19 am (UTC)
Beautiful pictures, and hold onto the good in your memories.
natesmountain
May. 28th, 2007 06:47 am (UTC)
-hold onto the good in your memories
Yeah, I think that's the most important thing, huh. Good point. It was just so good at the time, it's worth remembering.
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