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    Posted 6 years ago

    vetraio50
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    As mentioned before the Millers had a taste for the Gothic! In Paris they collected this card of the Gothic chapel that is located on the Île de la Cité in the heart of Paris, France. It dates back to some time after 1239 when it was commissioned by King Louis IX of France as his personal chapel and to house his collection of Relics of the Passion. Among his collection was Christ's Crown of Thorns - one of the most important relics in medieval Christendom. These relics are now housed in the Cathedral of Notre Dame.

    The chapel was speedily built between 1245 and 1248 by the unknown master builder who constructed the Cathedral in Amiens.

    The chapel was linked to the Kings apartments in the Palais de la Cité. It was renovated in 1485 and survived a fire in 1776 - not to mention the ravages of the Revolution!

    The building is on two levels and is more than 100 feet long and 50 wide. The single spire in centre rises to a height of 246 feet!

    Within there are some of the finest stained glass in the world. They depict 1,113 scenes from the Old Testament and the Passion of Christ. The lower chapel is decorated with an Annunciation, the oldest wall painting in Paris.

    This is a postcard published by N.D. Phot No. 42: Neurdein et Cie (1860’s-1919) Paris, France.

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    Comments

    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks SOUTHCOP !!!!!!!
    2. southcop southcop, 6 years ago
      your very welcome vetraio50!!
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      a very beautiful place of worship!!
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Nice carte postale. The routes to Jerusalem for the crusaders was lined with rabble selling "sacred" nick-knacks both ways & I doubt any are authentic. Well the crusades still go on today! Is this 9 or 12 or 14? Will we ever wise-up?
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks AGHCOLLECT, SEAN, BLUNDERBUSS & ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME too !!!!!

      It seems King Louis IX aka Saint Louis bought the relics from Baldwin II.

      Sainte Chapelle became a huge container for Louis' collection of reliquaries.

      The crown of thorns, the Image of Edessa and thirty other relics of Christ arrived from Venice in the hands of two Dominican friars in August 1239.

      He purchased them from the Latin emperor at Constantinople, Baldwin II, for the huge sum of 135,000 livres.

      The chapel just cost 40,000 livres to build.

      In 1241, a piece of the True Cross was added along with other relics.

    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks MIKELV !!!!!
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      your very welcome Kevin!!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks GEO, POPS & RADEGRUNDER TOO !!!!!!!!!!!!
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks VIOLET ORANGE & GARGOYLECOLLECTOR too !!!!!!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks TOM !!!!!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks BRATJDD !!!!!!!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN !!!!!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks KERRY10456 !!!!!!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks TED STRAUB !!!!!!!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks KYRATANGO !!!!!!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks GARY !!!!!!!!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks TREY !!!!!!!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks MIKKO !!!!!!!!!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks JEWELS !!!!!!!!
    20. Caperkid, 3 years ago
      I'm always in such awe with old European architecture the craftsmanship was incredible as was the design.
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks NH10 !! !!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks RODDYQ & NEWFLD too !!!!

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