This beautiful stained glass window belongs to the magnificent cathedral, Sainte Chapelle, in Paris. Sainte-Chapelle was planned in 1241, started in 1246 and quickly completed and was consecrated on April 26, 1248. To see this in person was truly an amazing experience. I can’t describe the beauty and detail and the photos don’t do it justice. Unfortunately, like most tourist locations, there were people everywhere which made it difficult to take shots without someone getting in my way.
I’m back in Australia! I had a fantastic time and took lots of photos (over 10,000) so I have a big job ahead of me sifting through the happy snaps and deciding which ones are worth posting on my blog. While we did a lot of sight-seeing, I found it impossible to take my time and much to my disappointment, most photos were taken on auto. Traffic and crowds interfered with composition and my very patient family sometimes lost their patience waiting for me 🙂
I hope I don’t bore you with my photos as I’m sure most of you have already seen the sights. I will post my regular photos here as well and will add a new tab on the menu bar for Europe. To kick off, here are a couple from Paris.
Paris, Arc de Triomphe