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St. Eustache

Located in Paris' 1st arrondissement, it took 105 years to build the grand St. Eustache church. Designed by architect Domenico da Cortona of Italy, it was constructed between 1532 and 1637.
The church, in the Les Halles (market) area of Paris, actually had its start in 1223, when in exchange for lending king Philippe Auguste a large amount of money, local merchant Jean Alais was allowed to charge tax on baskets of fish. Amassing a good fortune, he used part of the money to build a chapel. The chapel - named for St. Agnes - received the status of a church and in 1303 it was named in memory of St. Eustace, a Roman general who was burned at the stake for his conversion to Christianity.

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MarcViskens11-Oct-2012 19:22
beautiful shot José
Hank Vander Velde10-Oct-2012 16:17
Terrific capture of this BEAUTIFUL stained glass window Jose.
Nestor Derkach10-Oct-2012 16:12
A heavenly image , well seen and delivered for us to view.
Being Me10-Oct-2012 15:36
Incredible! I love it!! v
globalgadabout10-Oct-2012 14:28
that is a glorious window and you caught it so well...
Walter Otto Koenig10-Oct-2012 13:02
Great exposure and details on this beautiful stained glass window. Interesting info. too. "V"
CM Kwan10-Oct-2012 12:47
Wonderful work, Jose! V
Jim Coffman10-Oct-2012 12:11
Very beautiful!!
Guest 10-Oct-2012 11:27
Wonderful composition on this beautiful old church window. V
Ceya10-Oct-2012 11:11
Beautiful capture of these stained glass paintings - I can imagine what they looked like in the church! V
meekam tam10-Oct-2012 11:02
Beautiful stained glass captured with great light. Enjoy reading the history of the chapel,Jose! V
Martin Lamoon10-Oct-2012 07:00
The perfect exposure, great shot of the stained glass windows. V
Guest 10-Oct-2012 06:29
Molt bona!
Zoltán Balogh10-Oct-2012 06:20
I love it, fabulous! V
Ali Majdfar10-Oct-2012 05:44
Splendid capture! ~V
Yvonne10-Oct-2012 05:43
What an amazing history to this wonderfully colourful window - great shot! v
Bryan Murahashi10-Oct-2012 04:43
Fabulous light and colors. Always a nice story behind these artworks. V
Gerard Koehl10-Oct-2012 04:24
Ce vitrail est très joli. V
Sam Rua10-Oct-2012 04:21
Fantastic stained glass. Thanks for sharing the info on the history.
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