Appendix-Appendix: Paris
Sainte-Chapelle
Yes, I agree: the concept of an appendix to an appendix sounds like cause for hospitalization. If you can suggest a better way to keep our Paris images from dominating unduly the destination-oriented Appendix itself, please let me know.
In the mean while, here’s our Paris hoard, thus far in no particular order. Starting with the Sainte-Chapelle, Louis IX’s 13th-century gem, all that remains of the original palace of the Capetian kings on the Île de la Cité.

Exterior shots on the next page.

They say that Saint-Louis1 could walk from his palace living quarters directly into this, his royal chapel, without venturing outside. Seems that the Emperor of Constantinople enjoyed a similar convenience, at the same epoch.

Forgive me, please, but if there’s a way for an amateur photographer (or any photographer, for that matter) to capture the effect of medieval stained glass on the beholder, neither Pappy nor I have ever mastered it.

1As they still call him, for his notable piety. They named a big town in the American Midwest after him.
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