Day 282: Something Beautiful—Bank of Blue

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year.

Paris. September 11, 2013. Europe’s magnificent churches are a given on a trip overseas. That said, I had no desire to stand in lines to see the insides of churches. I had to make a decision about where I would invest time to see something. In Paris, we waited for the Musee d’Orsay, the Musee de l’Orangerie, to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower, and a short wait to get into the one famous church on our tour list—Sainte-Chappelle.

Interestingly, my image searches early in this “Something Beautiful” year came upon this exquisite church which I did not know at that time. Other churches have larger collections and more spectacular art, sculpture, frescos, paintings, and architectural details comparatively. But the massive blue windows of Sainte-Chappelle are what make it stunning. I am delighted to say that the site lived up to what I expected and more. And so, I am thrilled to spotlight Sainte-Chappelle once again—but with my own photo. Sublimely beautiful.

IMG_0071-*beautiful bank of windows-ste chappelle


About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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One Response to Day 282: Something Beautiful—Bank of Blue

  1. Chas Spain says:

    That’s very cool when you scroll down.

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