|Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris|
The Abbey of St. Philibert in Tournus, France has a heavy, imposing facade typical of the Romanesque style. I hadn't expected the rosy, warm interior.
|Abbey of St. Philibert, Tournus|
|Stained Glass Windows in the Abbey of St. Philibert|
On the other hand, I did expect something special inside Sainte-Chapelle in Paris: the lovely stained glass windows. The deep vibrant colours of the lower chapel were more of a surprise.
|Upper Chapel Stained Glass Windows|
|Lower Chapel of Sainte-Chapelle, Paris|
Sometimes the feature that makes a church interior notable is the floor, like the scene depicting Paradise on Earth in Chiesa di San Michele on the island of Capri. The flooring is made of majolica tiles.
|Chiesa di San Michele, Capri|
|The Majolica Tile Floor|
And other churches surprise you with their beautiful ceiling, like the one hiding behind the unassuming facade of Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Rome.
|Church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome|
|Ceiling of Santa Maria sopra Minerva|
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