Today’s #FriFotos theme on Twitter is “sparkle,” which works perfectly for us because we’re only slightly less interested in shiny things than magpies and children with ADD. We have countless photos of sparkly objects, the only problem is that FriFotos is an opportunity to share travel-related images and the majority of our shimmering photographs are of us in body glitter at warehouse raves.
While we’d love to share those with you, this is not the time nor the place. Instead, we did some digging to find our favorite sparkly pictures from our travels. In doing so we rediscovered on of our favorite shining monuments from around the world, one that you probably wouldn’t immediately think of when combining the terms “sparkle” and “travel” – Notre Dame in Paris.
Despite its grandiose architecture and rich history, Notre Dame is generally pretty drab, dank, and drafty. There’s one feature of the famed cathedral, however, that shines brighter than the top of the Chrysler Building. Okay, not really, but the stained glass of Notre Dame is pretty damn sparkly.
Once inside the giant stone Jesus house, you can’t help but be amazed by how bright the stained glass appears, as you can see from the images below: