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

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

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