Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Faith Chapel, brunch at The Club, etc.

Sunday morning, John took us on a tour and we saw many historic buildings on the grounds of Jekyll Island, of which he is curator. We got to see Faith Chapel.

It has beautiful stained glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany (one of the two signed Tiffany windows in the country, if I remember correctly) and the father/daughter team of Maitland and Helen Armstrong (who worked with L.C. Tiffany and in many ways improved upon his techniques). It's really hard to get a GOOD picture of a stained glass window like this, but I was impressed that Darrell captured this one extremely well.

These are two grotesques, or indoor gargoyles; each grotesque was represented by a different animal.

Below, this window's details are lost a little, but it was done by the Armstrongs and was the most beautiful by far, in my opinion (which is saying a lot, since all the windows were fabulous). Darrell, Anna Kate, and me in front. This was a tremendously gorgeous window - John pointed out that all of the light coming through the chapel windows is pure sunlight.

After our tour, we went to the Jekyll Island Club for brunch. It was awesome, and everybody had a great time! :) L to R: Nita, Doc Mary, Jan, Lynne L., Gail, Siri, Amy J.

Anna Kate by fountain at The Club, and a pretty view sans child

OK, I'm into stained glass. Here is a beautiful window where we had brunch.

Neely, Brenna, and Anna Kate in one of the Red Bugs.

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