We were incredibly lucky to be in the right place at the right time when we happened to buy tickets shortly after 11 for the tourists’ entrance opening. There are magnificent stained glass windows dating from the late 14th C. As the guidebook says, the blue star vaulting the nave is breathtaking; the colorful paintings harmonize beautifully with the medieval architecture and are an appropriate background for the high altar which has been acclaimed as the greatest masterpiece of Gothic art. Pablo Picasso no less allegedly designated it as the 8th wonder of the world.
|You've got to know by now I love ceiling shots!|
|Context: A partial view of the altar.|
|There were probably a dozen or so|
panels of size on each side before the altat itself.
|Below each of the huge panels above left were |
all these gorgeous paintings.