2014

SJ4066 : Creation window, Chester Cathedral

taken 10 years ago, near to Chester, Cheshire West And Chester, England

Creation window, Chester Cathedral
Creation window, Chester Cathedral
The beautiful creation window in the refectory of Chester Cathedral, designed by Ros Grimshaw and installed in 2001. The window depicts the hand of God moving through the six days of creation, from left to right: God creates the heavens and the earth; Let there be firmament in the midst of the waters; Let the earth put forth vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit; Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky; Let us make mankind in our own image, according to our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air.

Amongst many features of interest in this window are the pole or northern star and aurora borealis in the first panel, the earth viewed from space in the lower section of the second panel, and a developing child in-utero in the sixth panel. A representation of a brain scan is positioned at the bottom of the fourth panel - this actually depicts a scan of an individual suffering from Parkinson's disease. The window's designer Rosalind Grimshaw was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, see: LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) and LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )

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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Religious sites City, Town centre Primary Subject: Window other tags: Stained Glass Stained Glass Windows Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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William Starkey   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 2 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 May, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4055 6647 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.5186N 2:53.4748W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4057 6647
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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