When I first caught sight of this beautiful space a subconscious WOW emanated from my mouth. It wasn’t a conscious thought or speech. It just came out !

Paris is full of beautiful sights but this one has to take the cake.
It was very difficult to get good shots. I didn’t expect that my tripod would be allowed in so I was struggling to hold the camera still with longer exposures to get not so fuzzy photos.

Photographed with a Canon 400D in Paris, France. ISO1600, F5.6.

La Sainte-Chapelle , The Holy Chapel is a royal medieval Gothic chapel, located near the Palais de la Cité, on the Île de la Cité in the heart of Paris, France.

Begun some time after 1239 and consecrated on 26 April 1248, the Sainte-Chapelle is considered among the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period of Gothic architecture. Its erection was commissioned by King Louis IX of France to house his collection of Passion Relics, including Christ’s Crown of Thorns – one of the most important relics in medieval Christendom.

With the Palais de la Cité, today called La Conciergerie, the Sainte-Chapelle is one of the surviving buildings of the Capetian royal palace on the Île de la Cité. Although damaged during the French revolution, and restored in the 19th century, it retains one of the most extensive in-situ collections of 13th-century stained glass anywhere in the world.

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Country born & bred but now located in Sydney, Australia.

I’m fascinated by the beauty of nature & in particular Australian native flowers & landscapes. I also love colour & anything unusual.
The Blue Mountains are my favourite spot at the moment.

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  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeon11 months ago

  • Steven Guy
    Steven Guy10 months ago

    Lovely, just lovely !!

  • Thanks Steven. I took a couple of videos to get a better idea. A ‘must see’ if you go back there.

    – Michael Matthews

  • BGSPhoto
    BGSPhoto10 months ago

    Michael, outstanding work.

  • Thanks a lot Bob & thanks for the fave !

    – Michael Matthews

  • Keala
    Keala8 months ago

    This is stunning!

  • I had to get a couple of videos of this amazing place to get it all in.
    Thanks for the compliment & fave Keala!

    – Michael Matthews

  • Keala
    Keala8 months ago

    Featured 7/2/14

  • Keala
    Keala6 months ago

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder5 months ago

    Stained glass window challenge

  • Thanks for the good news Kala

    – Michael Matthews

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