#ThursdayDoors | Visiting A Museum Dedicated To The Mighty Eighth Air Force

Today I’m joining Thursday Doors, hosted by Norm Frampton, so that I can share with you the following door photos– and a bit of history in honor of Veterans Day.

Just outside of Savannah, GA, is the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.  The Mighty Eighth originated during WWII and is known for the Bomber Boys who fought in the air against the Germans. 

We visited this well-organized museum last spring when we were on our vacation, and while the whole museum is fascinating, the beautiful stained glass windows in the chapel called to me.  

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DOORS leading into the chapel vestibule.

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Stained glass window with military imagery.

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Stained glass windows behind the altar at the front of the sanctuary.

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DOOR with stained glass panels on one side of the sanctuary.

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Stained glass window with Jesus and cherubim.

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DOORS in the vestibule that lead to the outside as seen from the sanctuary.

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Ally Bean

Observant. Creative. Humorous. Adaptable. Happy enough. Looking for the crumb of truth in the cookie of life.

65 thoughts on “#ThursdayDoors | Visiting A Museum Dedicated To The Mighty Eighth Air Force”

    1. Carol, I think that’s why this chapel appealed to me so much. Everything about it was normal, but with a twist. Unusual, but not weird.

      [I’ve been having problems with WP all week. I dunno what the latest kerfuffle is all about.]

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    1. Beth, the chapel is available for weddings and the main rotunda of the museum is available for receptions. Plus there is an English Pub. It’d be a lovely venue all around. Thinking about renewing your vows? 😉

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  1. Some amazing doors, since I’m a lover of stained glass! As a artist, this is the most modern depiction I’ve seen of Jesus (in stained glass). Your cool kids leave comments make me smile – it’s a great way to point to the opposite:):)

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    1. jesh stg, I hadn’t thought about it, but you’re right. That’s one modern Jesus. The colors in these stained glass windows were vibrant which made all the detail more pronounced. Yes, I like my cool kid commenters, too. They’re a fun group.

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      1. Between you and me, I don’t quite understand the “like” thing – how do you get to know one with clicking like and move on?? It it not knowing what to say, or fear, or rushing to get as many likes as you can?

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        1. I can’t explain that either. I “like” people’s posts sometimes because I have nothing more to add to the comments that hasn’t already been said. My only thought is that people who consistently “like” don’t have the time to comment… for whatever reason. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    1. nancy, I agree about the stone archway. I’d love to have those stones somewhere in our house, or on the outside of our house. The colors and the size of each stone seemed perfect to me.

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      1. nance, I admire your self-correction. Very nice. I know what you mean about the stonework. I loved the colors of the stones, and like the rest of the chapel, they were so tidy and perfectly aligned.

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      1. Thanks, Ally – I’ve done three #ThursdayDoors Linkups so far. The problem is that I usually need to photograph for these posts when I am traveling because where I live has a serious lack of inspirational doors. Think ‘Home Hardware’ style through and through!

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  2. The door and archways….really beautiful. As are the stained glass pieces. I don’t think I’ve ever seen stained glass that was secular and religious, all at once. Great idea for a museum.

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    1. vanbytheriver, I’ve never seen secular with religious stained glass either. It seemed appropriate considering where the chapel was, but I don’t think that it’ll catch-on elsewhere. Kind of a niche product.

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  3. Beautiful shots Ally. The stained glass ones are especially well done because getting good exposure on stained glass always gives me fits.
    Plus it’s a very timely subject this week too – nicely done 🙂

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    1. Norm, thank you. While I did have some door photos, the stained glass windows took center stage in this post. I try to stick with the door program, you know… but sometimes the muse of creativity takes over my posts. Thanks for stopping by to comment.

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    1. camparigirl, I like Norm’s Thursday Doors project. It’s been around for years, but it’s only recently that I’ve decided to join in when I can. It’s interesting to approach my photography from a “door” perspective.

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  4. Wow, those stained glass windows are gorgeous – and what an appropriate post to read today – the 11th November. Thank you for that. I’ve been thinking of those who fought in that war this morning.

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  5. Oh, I love stained glass windows in any kind of building. My in-laws replaced the plain glass transoms of each second-floor bedroom with custom-made stained glass in varying colors and designs. Such a cool effect.

    That chapel sure looks cute with all the curvy angles and the stained glass.

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    1. Kate, I bet that your in-law’s house looks amazing. That is such a fun thing to do. I love stain glass windows, but rarely see any around here. I think that’s why the windows at the museum called to me. Thanks for stopping by to comment.

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