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    The Sainte-Chapelle or 'Holy Chapel', in the courtyard of the royal palace on the le de la Cit (now part of a later administrative complex known as La Conciergerie), was built to house Louis IX's collection of precious relics of Christ, which included the Crown of Thorns, the Image of Edessa and some thirty other items. Louis purchased his precious Passion relics from Baldwin II, the Latin emperor at Constantinople, for the exorbitant sum of 135,000 livres, though this money was act

    The Royal Chapel of King Louis XIV by IPBrian

    The royal Château de Chambord in Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France. Photo by David Coleman.


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    Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

    The Royal Chapel at the Palace of Versailles

    Courtyard in the Alcazar, Seville, Spain

    Peterhof, Russia


    Staircase at the Bristol Palace Hotel, Genoa, Italy

    Stained glass ceiling in the Palace of Catalan Music, in Barcelona, Spain

    Courtyard at Palacio de Viana in Córdoba, Spain (by paspog).

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    sultan's palace Kuala Lumpur

    The Blue Palace, Isle of Crete, Greece

    Wadi Dhar Rock Palace, Yemen

    Saint Petersburg Mosque, Russia

    New Orleans Garden District: Commander's Palace

    Creative Tonic loves and cannot wait to stay at the The Trianon Palace Versailles Hotel in France