Photograph of the week: Gothic chapel in the heart of Paris


Dating back to 1248, Sainte-Chapelle is a royal medieval Gothic chapel in the heart of Paris. The chapel was built by King Louis IX and it features some of the most brilliant and awe-inspiring stained glass in Europe. During the French Revolution the chapel was converted into an administrative office and the stained glass windows were completely covered by huge filing cabinets. Later, when vandals looted the chapel, these filing cabinets obscured – and thus saved – the windows from being destroyed.

Sainte Chapelle

Thank you to James Feess of The Savvy Backpacker for permission to re-produce the image.

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