Sunday, March 2, 2014

La Sainte-Chapelle - la chapelle basse



La Sainte-Chapelle
The Lower Chapel, 1242


The windows of the upper chapel are stunning 
but no more so than the vibrant bold colors 
of the lower chapel with accents of gold.  


This magnificent 13th century Gothic chapel on Île de la Cité 
was built by Louis IX for use as his royal chapel.  
The lower chapel seen here served as parish church 
for all the inhabitants of the king's palace.


bon dimanche



La Sainte-Chapelle
4, boulevard du Palais
75001, Paris

16 comments:

Starman said...

You need to increase the font size for your comments.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:

What soaring Gothic vaulting. It inspires and uplifts the soul - perhaps its original intention.

Revrunner said...

Exquisite!

M said...

The perspective of your photograph emphasizes the beauty of the ceiling arches. This is definitely one of my favorite Paris locations! Bon dimanche!!!

lilac and old roses said...

I visited here last summer and absolutely loved it x

Paulita said...

Gorgeous. I love the windows upstairs, and my husband and I once attended a concert downstairs. Truly magical.

José Ramón said...

Good pictures on your blog Regards


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RedPat said...

Gorgeous!

xpuctr said...

You've captured these details wonderfully! The pictures I took in this lower chapel didn't do justice to the details of this space.

Well done!

William Kendall said...

That is magnificent, Genie!

Randy said...

I love that rich blue.

Jack said...

Such a rich blue in the ceiling arches.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Visiting Ste. Chapelle is like being inside a kaleidoscope.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Visiting Ste. Chapelle is like being inside a kaleidoscope.

Jeanie said...

I love the lower chapel. I think it is often ignored but so very, very beautiful. This is a lovely photo.

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful!!!