Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year.
Paris. September 2013. Ste. Chappelle. In keeping with the last two days of looking closer at the magnificent detail often overlooked for the spectacular whole, I give you the lower walls of Ste. Chappelle. Below the phenomenal windows are these exquisite pillars and painted walls. Darker and secondary to the radiant windows, they overwhelm in thinking of the time and resources that went into absolutely every part of the chapel. How long did it take to paint each circular motif? Who painted it? Did s/he wonder how it would ever be finished? Or did the artist wonder about seeing it complete? Beautiful, divine detail.