Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday Church Series - Sainte Chapelle


This exquisite royal medieval Gothic chapel is one of Paris' true gems.  

8 Boulevard du Palais
75001 Paris
Métro: Cité

19 comments:

Starman said...

Not to mention the great concerts that can be heard there.

martinealison said...

Une très jolie dentelle de vitraux...
Une belle vision grâce à vous.

Gros bisous et bon dimanche.

Alexa said...

Stunning, V! Starman is right. What a treat to enjoy live music here in summer, when the long daylight hours make this place even more special. Bon dimanche to you!

Kate said...

That is such a glorious church...love seeing it in your photo as well as on the chapel site.

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Oh, yes, those windows, those windows...when I was there, I shared the experience with many, many tourists & I admit I got distracted...So it is nice to see the pure beauty in your photo, merci, Rita

Carol said...

We were there...so wonderful!

Katherine said...

Virginia,
This is one of my favourites.
I was in awe when we went to the chapel and I took many pictures. We have one of the images printed in large format and it hangs framed in our home. Every time I look at it I feel like I'm back in that beautiful chapel, which in itself is like stepping back in time.

Jeanie said...

This is one of my favorite places in Paris. The first time I walked in, I came from below -- I went up the narrow stone spiral staircase that had a sign showing a body pitched forward, saying "risque de trebuchement." I clutched the rail. And then walked into this amazing, ethereal space. I imagine you've heard a concert here -- doesn't matter if they are playing the lollipops -- it is so acoustically perfect, and to sit and hear this music while watching the light gently diminish. Gasp. What a lovely memory you have brought me this Sunday morning.

502millbrooklane said...

I LOVE this image. I'm going to Paris in May and cannot wait to see this in person. Pictures say so much, and you captured it beautifully.

Lisa

Maryanne White said...

This is something not to be missed! Once you climb the very tiny wooden stairs you enter into what can only be described as walking into a giant Kaleidoscope! Simply beautiful.

TheChieftess said...

Lovely shot!!!

Jack said...

Beautiful, Virginia.

crocrodyl said...

Gorgeous!

Paulita said...

My favorite church in Paris, just standing in the blue light. Thanks for the sacred feeling on Palm Sunday.

Louise said...

That's a beautifully lit shot. Sainte Chapelle is one of my favourite spots in Paris.

Joe said...

What a glorious place to worship.

M said...

Fantastic capture of an incredibly beautiful church!

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Lisa Gordon said...

The light and colors here are absolutely gorgeous.