Marble Wall – Marbles Kids Museum – Raleigh

Marble Wall - Marbles Kids Museum Raleigh, NC

Marble Wall - Marbles Kids Museum Raleigh, NC

A wall that wraps around the Marbles Museum is filled with more than one million marbles that light up at night. Marbles is a nickname for brains. At Marbles Kids Museum, kids are encouraged to use their marbles – learning new things through imagination, discovery and play.


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St. Vitus Cathedral

St. Vitus Cathedral Stained Glass Window (Czech Republic)

While the interior of St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague is very beautiful, the stained glass windows are of special note. Alfons Mucha, the Czech Art Nouveau painter, was responsible for the new stained glass windows in the north wall of the cathedral during the 20th century.

St. Vitus Cathedral

St. Vitus Cathedral

Mapparium Building

World Map Stained Glass Dome (Mapparium Building – Boston, MA)

Located in the Christian Science Center in Boston, The Mapparium is a spherical stained glass room that depicts as a map of the world with political borders from 1935. The hard spherical surface of the globe reflects sound and produces striking acoustical effects. It forms a remarkable whispering gallery so that visitors standing at corresponding locations near opposite ends the bridge can speak to each other and be heard as if they were standing next to each other. The Mapparium was designed to allow the countries of the world to be viewed in accurate geographical relationship to each other. It is usually assumed that a globe solves this problem; but since it is viewed from the outside, different parts of the globe are at different distances from the eye and are thus distorted by perspective.

World Map Stained Glass Dome (Mapparium Building - Boston, MA)

World Map Stained Glass Dome (Mapparium Building - Boston, MA)

Washington National Cathedral

World’s Most Expensive Stained Glass Window (Washington, DC)

The Washington National Cathedral, is a cathedral of the Episcopal Church located in Washington, D.C.. Of neogothic design, it is the sixth largest cathedral in the world, the second largest in the United States. There are many works of art including over two hundred stained glass windows, the most familiar of which may be the Space Window, honoring man’s landing on the Moon, which includes a fragment of lunar rock at its center donated by Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins.

The cathedral is filled with memorials to persons or events of national significance: statues of Washington and Lincoln, state seals embedded in the mosaic floor of the narthex, state flags that hang along the nave, stained glass commemorating events like the Lewis and Clark expedition and the raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima.

World's Most Expensive Stained Glass Window (Washington, DC)

World's Most Expensive Stained Glass Window (Washington, DC)

La Sainte-Chapelle

Sainte Chapelle Stained Glass (France)

La Sainte-Chapelle is a Gothic chapel on the Île de la Cité in the heart of Paris, France. The most visually beautiful aspects of the chapel, considered the best of their type in the world, are its 6,458 square feet of stained glass windows of the upper chapel, surrounded by delicate painted stonework. The windows are in deep reds and blues and illustrate 1,130 figures from the Bible. The rose windows were added to the upper chapel in the 15th century.

Sainte Chapelle Stained Glass (France)

Sainte Chapelle Stained Glass (France)