Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis
This is a haphazard collections of photographs that I took because something caught my eye; it may be of value for general architectural impressions or just to see what the rest of the structure looks like.
These two have been cleaned recently.
Stained glass on the upper part of the northern choir.
I don’t know that I could have asked for better light.
A pleasing reflection.
Detail of a random stained glass window.
The floor of Suger’s chevet.
The last of the reconstituted remains of Abbot Suger’s stained glass windows.
Directly behind the altar, looking down the nave.
An alternate view of Louis XII and Anne de Bretagne.
Seen on the wall of the northern transept.
A closer look at the tomb reveals…graffiti.
More stained glass.
Stained glass commemorating Louis-Philippe and Charles X.
The remains of the southern rose window.
Damn that’s some nice vaulting.
Miscellaneous stained glass.
The rose window (northern transept).
This section clearly has yet to be restored.
The entrance to the southern transept.
The line between clean and dirty.
A maquette of the area at its zenith.
Restoration of the south façade is in progress.
The clock has even been restored.
The restoration work on the west façade is complete, and this end of the cathédrale is looking quite good.