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There are two sorts of glass that settling in Belgium has made us more aware of: beer glasses ‒ since almost every beer has its own, and to serve a specific type of beer in the wrong type of glass is a major blunder ‒ and stained glass, from the subtle chute de Versailles in the Troostbasiliek to the strong, cool blues of the Abbaye de La Cambre chapel. And once again, the more you see, the more you notice …
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Let's leave the beer glasses for another time or place, and mention a few examples of window glass.

Troostbasiliek
Here in the southernmost country of northern Europe, the winter sun can be cold and grey; similarly, here in the northernmost country of southern Europe, the summer sun can be uncomfortably hot and bright. "Flemish glazing" is a remedy for both extremes, using very light tints of purple and green to soften them. (which may explain the garish checkerboards of magenta and fir green in some ambitious domestic windows)
I'd venture the opinion that "Northumberland glazing" starts from the same idea but is less concerned with summer: the assortment of textures will break up the harsh light reflecting off the snow without wasting any of it.
Sint-Niklaas station
Many of the larger stations in Belgium, at least until the megalomaniac rebuilding projects started in the 1980s, include handsome visual elements to give the traveller a clue on his or her location ‒ where you are is central, other parts of Belgium are that bit smaller. Think of the wonderful hunting scenes in the bar at Verviers, the full-rigged ships along the coast in Bruges, the mock-mediæval sgraffiti in Gent or the long-limbed St Michael in Brussels Central. Sint-Niklaas, despite being a rebuild, has stained glass panels showing parts of Sint-Niklaas; still just about visible above the new departure board.
Note that Brussels Central, even-handedly, also has floor-tiles where inset lines of brass represent St Michael for Brussels, the Perron for Liège and the severed hand for Antwerp.
Flanderenstraat/rue des Flandres, Brussels
This is just one of the countless streets where older shop-fronts (some restored, others benignly neglected) include glazing details: 'Glasgow roses', textured panels of clear glass, heavily-leaded bouquets of flowers, smart Deco stripes in a single colour …
Sint-Gudula
It's the price a high-visiblity, public building too often has to pay ‒ distressing but "authentic" elements, in this case a hefty square footage of low-grade painted glass plus some downright gaudy Victorian stained glass. There are, of course, other places to go! in Brussels, OLV/Notre Dame at the Sablon or Saint-Rémi are just two of the churches worth a visit. The parish church in Ostend is another of my favourites, and the collégiale at Huy.