Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Rubber Chickens at Sainte Chapelle


I couldn’t figure out what would be exciting about the gothic Sainte Chapelle church in Paris, France. So what if Louis IX, King of France built it in 1246.

My attitude soon changed when I went into the top chapel with all its stained glass.

The windows were stored during the war so that they wouldn’t be damaged. Most of the glass (2/3) is still original from King Louis’ time!

The best part is that every window panel tells a story. William and I spent over a half hour trying to find pictures of rubber chickens in the stained glass.

Guess what? We found one! Check out the picture. Doesn’t it look like the king is about to hit that guy over the head with a rubber chicken?

Supposedly there’s a secret door in the chapel but William and I didn’t find it because we were too busy looking for stained glass pictures.

If you go to Paris, you have to check it out. And don’t forget to let me know if you find any more rubber chickens in the glass.

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