Swarte is everywhere

I recently attended an underwater hockey championship that my son took part in. Underwater hockey is not really a spectator sport, so I was quite lucky to find that the Wisselaar swimming pool in Breda (The Netherlands) boasts a monumental stained glass windows, designed by none other than Joost Swarte.

The window is really a series of five windows that represent five “saints” for swimmers : the saints of lightness, cunning, coolness, health and speed.  Swarte based his designs on traditional stained glass windows in Catholic churches, and so each of the Saints carry an animal representing the ideal they stand for.

It made my day.

(I know the picture is not that great – you can find abetter image here.  the above post is based on a description on the City of Breda website)

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