Weekly Photo Challenge – Windows – Tron Church

Stained Glass Window, Tron Church, Edinburgh


I’ve not kept strictly to the actual theme of this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge, ‘windows’. Rather than a view from a window, this is some photos of some old glass windows, from the Tron Church, on the Royal Mile, in Edinburgh. The original church, constructed on this spot, was built between 1636 and 1647, as a replacement for the congregation, who were displaced when St Giles Parish Church (200yds up the road), was upgraded to cathedral status.

Stained Glass West Window, Tron Church, Edinburgh
Stained Glass West Window, Tron Church, Edinburgh

Tron Church seems like an odd name, but it wasn’t because the people of Edinburgh were sci-fi fans back in the 17th century, but because a ‘tron’ was a wooden beam on a stout post that was used to weigh things in medieval Scotland. In this particular case, it was salt that was weighed out for selling at one of the local markets.

The church shut it’s doors in 1952, but quite appropriately, it is now used as a craft market.

Stained Glass Panel, from the East window of the Tron Church, Edinburgh
Stained Glass Panel, from the East window of the Tron Church, Edinburgh

The final photo comes from the south window, and is fairly unusual, because this sort of Victorian pattern is relatively common, but for floor and wall tiles, not stained glass windows.

Typical Victorian Pattern used for one of the Stained Glass Windows, Tron Church, Edinburgh
Typical Victorian Pattern used for one of the Stained Glass Windows, Tron Church, Edinburgh

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Windows – Tron Church

  1. Awesome! I love stained glass. The draping folds in the clothing is lovely. If I could paint, I’d love to paint on glass. There is just something about the way light comes through lighting up the image.

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    1. Glad you like them Mary Rose 🙂 The number of times I end up saying just that, “If I could paint (or draw)”, but I hadn’t ever considered painting on glass, but I can now see the appeal 🙂

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