Sainte-Chappelle

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This is a separate entry because I foolishly pressed send on a post I hadn’t finished editing. I feverishly posted more before Feedly went out but I left off Sainte-Chappelle.

This was the chapel built in the 1200’s solely for the use of the French King. The opulence and magnificence of this space is amazing. The stained glass windows are a marvel and to think that they were made all for the edification of just one man.

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Each one of these panels is incredibly detailed, with stories from the Bible. See how high up they go? Honestly, you can only see the lower ones properly. I couldn’t help feeling that it’d be my luck if I was a stained-glass-window guy working for the King, my windows would be up the top where no one would ever see them.

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This one gives a better indication of the colours. They were all blue, gold and red. Incredible.

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Here I am in a suitably spiritual mood.

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Look up!!!

See you tomorrow.

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