Located on Paris’s Île de la Cité in the Palais de Justice, Sainte-Chapelle was commissioned around 1240 by King Louis IX to house his collection of Passion relics, which included the Crown of Thorns, fragments of the True Cross and 39 other items.  (What remained of the relics after the Revolution are now housed in Notre Dame.)  The upper chapel is a stunning example of Gothic architecture and is home to the largest collection of 13th century stained glass… Read more »

This photo was taken by Eric Tenin, whose blog ParisDailyPhoto delivers to its fans a bit of Paris each and every day.  Started in 2005 by the self-proclaimed “friendly Parisian (yes, it does exist!)”, Eric’s blog went on to inspire a world-wide community of City Daily Photo bloggers.  He captures the City of Light as only a local living in the midst of it all can do. Check out his blog and enjoy!  

This Saturday, I will attend my first real photography class (well, since high school anyway), and in anticipation of the class, I have been looking through photos from our summer trip to determine how I can better define and improve my style.  I decided to share some that I personally enjoy; I hope you like them as well. Cafe du Centre is in the village of Villedieu, not far from Vaison la Romaine.  On Sunday evenings, grab a table under… Read more »