Royal Chapel, Palace of Versailles
Travel Photo: The Royal Chapel, Palace of Versailles, France
Here’s another of my photographs looking across the Royal Chapel of the Palace of Versailles from the second story. My eyes enjoy the symmetry, the soft light pouring in the windows from each side, with the organ pipes enjoying the focal point of this particular photograph. Although, the painting in the dome depicting Christ in his resurrection certainly pulls the eye as well.
Before the French revolution, the French not only believed that God had appointed their kings as his lieutenants on earth, but the French were also, by and large, staunchly Catholic. Therefore, there was a Catholic Mass held each morning in this chapel for the king and his subjects.
Travel Tip: when you visit the Palace of Versailles, if you’re really interested in this type of thing, be certain to arrange your tour to last a full day. We were supposed to spend a full day with our Kensington Tours guide, but we were both feeling very poorly with massive colds, so we had to cut our tour in half. Therefore, we kind of zipped past the chapel and I didn’t get to photograph very much of it.
If you’d like to learn more about the Royal Chapel inside of the Palace of Versailles, you’ll find a neat virtual tour by clicking here.
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