Photographer's Note

This chapelle is located in Paris and very close to the famous Notre Dame church. It was built in 1248. The Sainte-Chapelle is considered among the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period of Gothic architecture. It was commissioned by King Louis IX of France to house his collection of Passion relics. The most famous features of the chapel, among the finest of their type in the world, are the great stained glass windows, for whose benefit the stone wall surface is reduced to little more than a delicate framework. Fifteen huge mid-13th-century windows fill the nave and apse, while a large rose window with Flamboyant tracery (added to the upper chapel c. 1490) dominates the western wall. It actually looks more glamorous during a bright sunny day, but unfortunately we had a gloomy day. However, to increase the inside brightness, they lit up the candles which gave it a different look.

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