Sunday, November 25, 2007

Stained Glass Dome



I've heard of it before ... I've read and seen photos of it in magazines. That is why when I went to Las Vegas, Nevada, visiting the Tropicana Hotel and Casino was a must see for me. You see, aside from being a portrait artist, my other half is also a master stained glass designer. The above photo is only one end of the largest barrel-vault stained glass dome in the world! ... my hubby designed it in the '70's. The details would have been more visible had I taken the picture in daylight ... but this is the best I can do. Enjoy! (if you click the pic you can see more details)

12 comments:

dragonfly living in philippines said...

stained glass artists, eh? it must be exhilirating to marvel at the work of your hubby

Nance said...

dragonfly, welcome! I'm always amazed at those tiny figures that goes in his designs, he has to use a magnifying glass to draw them. Cartoons (actual window size) on the other hand, are easier for him to draw.

nini said...

another beautiful form of expression at his heart- he is a true artist, nance.

nini

Nance said...

thanks, nini. maybe i will start sharing his works here. :)

nini said...

yeahhh, please do. i would love to see his works.

nini

Mari said...

Nance, this is a masterpiece. I've seen a lot of stained glass, when I used to work for an interior design firm, and they all come in all sizes and shapes; however, this is the biggest of them all. I was in Vegas sometime in 2000, but never went inside the Tropicana Hotel. I must see this when I'm in that neighborhood.

Thanks for sharing this.

Nance said...

nini,
'k ... i will start to take pics of his paintings then.

mari,
glad you appreciate it. yeah, they come in all sizes and this one is really long. it's really nice to see the actual dome.

Have a good weekend ladies!

Nance said...

pepe,
i thought i saw your comment and published it ... but for some reason it is not here?!! sorry 'bout that.

Nance said...

...never mind, pepe, i found it under Cantaloupe post! ... gotta have my morning coffee! lol

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

ang ganda nance....

i have seen like this when we´re in belgium, their dome-old cathedral there is like this, made of glass with painting.
ganda talaga...

here in germany too, ang dami, like the old dom of cologne....

thanks for sharing.....
you have a marvellous wrks.....

Romesez said...

nice blog Ateman, keep the artworks coming....

Nance said...

tats, you found your way here! welcome sa aba kong ba'ay! lol