Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Stained glass and details of The Town Hall of Harrismith

This history of the Town Hall 
Beautiful gates stands guard to the entrance
The corner stone inscription 
The commemoration of the opening by Sir Goold-Adams

The Town Hall is a classified National Monument 
Lets take the stair . . . .

To the right you will find this beautiful banquet hall.  
Two of these fireplaces support the heating system.  
These beautiful friezed are on the balcony walls.  The top is upholstered in leather.  
The frieze above the stage.  
A harvest time frieze 
The kitchen is equipped with this beautiful double basin
Some of the beautiful push plates 

The bathroom basin 
The term stained glass can refer to coloured glass as a material. Throughout its thousand-year history, the term has been applied almost exclusively to the windows of churches and other significant buildings. Traditionally it is made in flat panels and used as windows.

To assemble the window, pieces of colored and painted glass are laid out on the design board, with the edges of each piece fitted into H-shaped strips of lead (cames). These cames are soldered to one another so that the panel is secure. When a panel is completed, putty is inserted between the glass and the lead cames for waterproofing. The entire composition is then stabilized with an iron frame (armature) and mounted in the window.

Now lets take a look at the stained glass windows and doors.  
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Beautiful doors with rich history of our town and the United Kingdom 

A beautiful dome in the Town Hall 
My personal favourite 
The top section of the window above 


Another close-up of a section in the window 
The rose and Lions of England
The Fleur and Dragons of Wales 
The Thistles of Scotland
The Clovers and Harp of Northern Ireland.  


Steep staircase leading to clock tower
Little window on the way to the clock tower 
A monument across the road of a Boer 
Taking while standing on the balcony 
Going down 
Down stairs doors and the beautiful beveled glass doors.  
Lots of blessing from South Africa 
Sandra