2012 Jan 12 3rd_0071

Basilique Saint-Denis
the crypt

Basilique Saint-Denis is the burial place of French Kings, 
with nearly every king from the 10th to the 18th centuries being buried here, 
as well as many from previous centuries.  
The Revolution and other period of unrest and war 
saw the mutilation and mishandling of many bodies.

There are many tombs under the canopy 
of grand arches and majestic windows, 
but the crypt seen here is much more somber.  
I would not want to be here during a thunderstorm 
or to experience a loss of power.  
The darkness would be overpowering

bon dimanche

Basilique Saint-Denis
93200 Saint-Denis