Monday, January 24, 2011

Sainte-Chapelle



I left Paris with a cold, and after returning home and getting back into the work and home routine, while busily sniffing, coughing, sneezing and trying to rid myself of my cosmopolitan French germs, I realize there are many things from my trip I still want to share.

A favorite place we visited was Sainte-Chapelle. Any one who knows me knows that I love stained glass, and this gothic chapel built 8 centuries ago has the most amazing stained glass windows that I have ever seen. Definitely a challenge to photograph, and I'm not sure that any one photograph can capture the ambiance and scale of this fantastic space. It was almost like stepping into a kaleidescope! More than 6000 sq feet of stained glass.... I wonder how many individual pieces make up these windows!!!










3 comments:

JavaGirlBT said...

Lovely pictures! Sainte-Chapelle was one of my favorite places in Paris, too.
-Ellen

Ellen said...

Yowza, that's a lot of glass. Very, very lovely.
Even though I'm not a churchy kinda gal, I can feel a sense of peace looking at these pictures.

spawnofflame said...

OMG! Those windows are incredible!

(Word Verification is ressari - that would make a great bead name, don't you think?)