View from below of the clerestories, the apse and the ceiling of the nave in the upper chapel of La Sainte-Chapelle (The Holy Chapel), 1248, Paris, France. Fifteen huge mid-13th century windows fill the nave and apse. La Sainte-Chapelle was commissioned by King Louis IX of France to house his collection of Passion Relics, including the Crown of Thorns. The Sainte-Chapelle is considered among the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period of Gothic architecture. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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View from below of the clerestories, the apse and the ceiling of the nave in the upper chapel of La Sainte-Chapelle (The Holy Chapel), 1248, Paris, France. Fifteen huge mid-13th century windows fill the nave and apse. La Sainte-Chapelle was commissioned by King Louis IX of France to house his collection of Passion Relics, including the Crown of Thorns. The Sainte-Chapelle is considered among the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period of Gothic architecture. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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