Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Inside St. Chapelle

Today, we take a day tour inside Sainte Chapelle 4, boulevard du Palais, surrounded by Palais of Justice. The chapel was built by Louis IX in the 1240's to house relics from the Holy Land believed to be the Crown of Thorns and part of the True Cross.
You will not be disappointed by the ground level Lower Chapel with its brightly colored ceiling. Words can not describe the Upper Chapel, perhaps stunning stunning. There is simply too much stained glass to take it all in. Although the wide angle on my lens is 17mm, (Rebel XTi crop factor of 1.6), I regret not having a 10-22mm wide angle lens. Maybe another trip.
For more information about this chapel, please see this site,

Upper Main Chapel
Exposure: 0.4 sec (2/5)
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 17 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV

Upper Main Chapel statuary.

Exposure: 0.04 sec (1/25)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 53 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: -1 EV


  1. very impressive captures. great work

  2. Those stained glass windows are awe-inspiring!

  3. The lightening is perfect for this setting. Excellent captures of a very historic place

  4. The stained glass and the colors are just beautiful.

  5. Breathtaking! A playground of colors for the eyes!

  6. If I went in this place I might have a heart attack because I love stained glass so much. I surely would be holding my breath!!

  7. vraiment superbe, les couleurs sont très belles et c'est un endroit magique, très beau.
    really beautiful, the colors are very beautiful and it is a magical place, very beautiful.

  8. They don't make them like this any more! Simply exquisite. How can you not feel reverent in this setting...

  9. Boy, this must have just been breathtaking. I wouldn't even know where to begin to take photos. The stained glass looks like it was beyond spectacular. How far back does the glass date? I'm assuming it survived WWII.

  10. Great photos. The stained glass is stunning.

  11. i love the colors in these - beautiful shots...

  12. Wow, the colors in these shots are spectacular. Beautiful photos!

  13. Rich and lush colours! Beautiful photos!