Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Chuch Series - Le vitrail reflet



The afternoon light streaming into Basilique Saint Denis, took my breath. The final resting place of almost every king of France from the 10th-18th centuries, this is believed to be the first Gothic church ever built.  Located in the northern suburb of St. Denis, it's about a half hour Métro ride, but the stop is very near the church.  This is a must see for return visitors to Paris or those lucky to have an extended stay.

Today I join James' Weekend Reflections right HERE!

10 comments:

Revrunner said...

This really is breathtaking, Virginia. Thanks for sharing it. The next time I'm in Paris . . .

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Wonderful Virginia , I love how the stain glass window colours are reflected. Yes I am due a visit to Paris .

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Virginia,
I don't know when I have ever viewed anything so breathtaking.
Thank you for sharing,
fondly,
Penny

William Kendall said...

Spectacular detail!

Jack said...

The colors here are spectacular, Virginia. The best part is that they are subtle. Nice.

Alexa said...

This is SO beautiful!

James said...

I love it! Like William spectacular was the first word that came to mind.

Jeanie said...

I can see why it took your breath away. It dazzles the soul.

Heather said...

That is - in a word - gorgeous!

Harriet said...

I happened to visit on Oct 16th one year -- beautiful memorial ceremony with grand organ music on the occasion of the execution of Marie Antoinette. Funny thing there were no signs announcing the event. One of those times when I happened to be in the right place at the right time.