Kingly Tribute

© Jean B. Hall

Kingly Tribute

Uploaded: October 12, 2008


On the north side of Strasbourg Cathedral in the Alsace region of France, stained glass windows depict 19 emperors, from Charles Martel to Frederick II. (I believe they are German emperors, as Alsace was often part of Germany. And I believe the ones shown may be, from left to right, Charles Martel, Charlemagne, Pippin, and Frederick II. I can’t swear to this, however, as the old lettering, though clear, is hard to decipher.)

Most of the church’s stained glass was made in the 12th through 14th centuries, and some other windows have missing rectangles covered with glass that has a yellowish wash on it. Seventy-four cases of stained glass were removed by the Nazis in World War II and stored in a salt mine near Heilbronn. Fortunately, they were returned by the U.S. military following the war.


Jyri Vissak October 12, 2008

Wonderful colours, clarity and lighting. #1015050

Jean B. Hall October 12, 2008

Thanks very much, Juri. #6588300

Kim Dietrich Elam October 12, 2008

Beautiful image, Jean! #6588355

Nancy (Peaches) Harker October 12, 2008

Stained glass is the best, beautiful capture of these windows Jean! #6588429

Jean B. Hall October 12, 2008

Thanks, Nancy. I love stained glass too. And the really old stained glass like this has such beautiful, rich colors. #6588486

Jean B. Hall October 12, 2008

Whoops! Forgot to thank you too, Kim. I really appreciate your taking a look at my gallery! #6588496

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 12, 2008

spectacular... exposure is perfect!!! #6589986

Jean B. Hall October 12, 2008

Thanks so much, Stefania. #6590003

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 12, 2008

you are funny Jean... yes, Strasbourg and Colmar are very close by. I went to both on the same trip, but I did not take any good pics inside the Strasbourg Cathedral... :-(
I know, those are wonderful places... #6590067

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. October 12, 2008


KARU. #6590209

Jean B. Hall October 12, 2008

Thanks for your kind words, Karu. Eager to see more of your Colmar pictures, Stefania! #6590254

Connie J. Bagot October 14, 2008

Perfect exposure of these beautiful stained glass pieces---lovely! #6597405

Jean B. Hall October 14, 2008

Thank you so much, Connie. #6598196

Jean B. Hall October 15, 2008

Thanks very much, Sabrina. They really were gorgeous! #6606098

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