This will be the last image that I'll post from my recent trip to Paris; before everybody gets sick to the back teeth of them!
This is an image from what must have been the high point of my entire week and, if you have a bucket list, you must add a visit to Sainte Chapelle's 'Haute Chapelle' to it. Of all of the historic buildings that I've ever visited (and that's not an insignificant number) this breathtaking building is a 'must see'. Sadly, due to luggage allowances, I didn't take my pro Nikon lenses to Paris and this is something that I will regret for a long time; or at least until I can organise another excursion.
Sainte Chapelle is the royal chapel started by King Louis IX (later Saint Louis) during the 13th century to house his collection of Christ's relics which included the Crown of Thorns and pieces of the True Cross amongst many others. The sight when you first enter the chapel from the staircase that leads up from the lower chapel must be experienced to be believed. The fact that most of what you see is a 19th century restoration doesn't detract from the beauty of the place with it's collection of (mostly) original 13th Century stained glass depicting scenes in storybook fashion of the life and Passion of Christ and the lives of a number of the Bible's most important prophets.
It's such a shame that my image doesn't do it justice...