Jan 28, 2013

St. Hubert Chapel, Amboise, France

St. Hubert chapel is a precious gothic gem of 1491. The lace like work on the chapel stands out clear and distinct. The arch over the entry door is a sight to pause and admire. Charles VIII built the chapel for his wife Anne de Bretagne. They are seen on the arch above the door admiring the ‘Virgin and Child’.


The panel below that depicts the story of St. Hubert’s conversion to Christianity. St. Hubert, when young, was a man of leisure and took great pleasure in hunting. But the moment he saw the crucifix on the antlers of the stag in the panel, his life changed totally. St. Hubert was considered the patron of hunting and hunters. French kings were often attracted to Amboise for hunting. You can click the above picture to see the crucifix on the antlers.

A small chapel with grand interiors, the tour inside was over quickly. Here are a couple of shots: above the altar,

One of the windows with stained glass paintings.


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29 comments:

Joop Zand said...

Very good photo's Indrani

Greetings, Joop

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures as always, Indrani, and such interesting history! Beautiful old chapel and beautiful stained glass windows! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Photo Cache said...

It looks small on the outside, but the photographs inside belie my assumption.

Happy new week.

Bob Bushell said...

I think that old Hubert would be pleased, excellent photos.

Carver said...

That's a beautiful chapel and you photographed it very well.

makiejl.com said...

Marvelous!!
~Linda

Carol L McKenna said...

Beautiful! Very majestic photos ~

( A Creative Harbor) ^_^

SandyCarlson said...

What an incredibly beautiful chapel.

Jackie said...

Absolutely beautiful. I always love your photography! :D

George said...

This is a beautiful chapel. Thanks for the wonderful pictures and the historical information.

Krishna said...

nice photos and good info

thanks

Jim said...

Great.

ladyfi said...

That is a beautiful church! Fabulous shots.

Kusum Sanu said...

These gothic structures are truly marvelous!

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice works!

Meena said...

How do u remember each od the small tidbits?

Fun60 said...

An interesting commentary to go with those wonderful photos.

eileeninmd said...

I am not into hunting, but I do love the animals. The stained glass window is gorgeous! What a beautiful chapel! Great shots, Indrani!

SueAnn Lommler said...

So beautiful and that stained glass window is amazing!!
Great pics
Hugs
SueAnn

Anna said...

Gorgeous pictures with beautiful details, Indra!
I love and enjoyed it...
Have a nice week and warm greetings from Holland,
Anna :))

Kerri said...

Wonderful captures of this lovely place!

Ekaterina Trayt said...

I love all the details in the 4th shot!

Łucja-Maria said...

I was there, I saw.
I will write about this place post.
Regards

Laura said...

wow indrani! stunning photos:-)

Gary said...

Beautiful example of Gothic architecture. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Genie Robinson said...

1491...Isn't that amazing? What a beautiful chapel. I always think of chapels as being very small little buildings or a smaller room within a large cathedral, but this is neither. It is perfect. genie

Dana said...

The windows are gorgeous!

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Beautiful! I loved the composition of the first image

Kavita Saharia said...

Beautiful chapel, love the stained glass art work.