Across the globe, beautiful light fixtures exist both high and low, from lamps to chandeliers, the world is just teeming with gorgeous sources of illumination. But lights are much more than just a utility, they can also be impressive works of art with a vibrant history all their own.
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In Belgrade’s Ružica Church, an impressive chandelier dangles from the ceiling, crafted from spent shell casings and other World War I weaponry. In Oman’s Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, you can find the second largest chandelier in the world, comprised of 600,000 pieces of crystal. It’s so large, there’s a staircase inside to help workers clean the cavalcade of lamps. In L.A. you don’t have to search far for the Urban Lights of Los Angeles, a small forest of vintage street lamps, incongruously lighting up their little block of space. The list goes on and on. These are just a few examples of the unforgettable light fixtures lighting up spaces across the globe, but now we want to hear about the most incredible lights, lamps, and chandeliers that you’ve ever discovered!
In the thread below, tell us about the grandest light fixture you’ve ever encountered. Let us know where you found it, and why you found it so incredible? Be sure to include any pictures you might have as well. Your response may be included in an upcoming round-up article on Atlas Obscura!