Thursday, 17 November 2011

A Perfectly Grey Day

There's something very melancholic but beautiful about these overcast days in Paris.

This is Sainte-Chapelle, which is a very old church built in the 13th century. Its fragile spire punctuates the skyline of Île de la Cité. Inside the church, it is best to visit on a sunny day as it has the most incredible stained glass windows.

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Notre Dame is close by. It's far grander in scale, but the detailed carvings on the outside are fantastic.

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I'm sure every single carving has a story to tell. The famous gargles are further up the church and best seen from the bell tower.

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Afterward, a walk through Île Saint-Louis yielded some rather tasty ice cream at La Mon Berthillion.

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