Seeing the Light (Photo Post)

One of my favorite places I have visited so far in Paris has to be The Sainte-Chapelle. It is a royal chapel in the Gothic style set within the Palais de Justice de Paris and was consecrated on April 26, 1248. It contains some of the most beautiful stained glass I have seen. The way the sun shines through the 15 large windows floods the chapel with a rainbow of color. This reminded me of learning about how the brain processes information from our eyes to perceive color. After light hits the rods and cones in the retina, the optic nerve connects to the thalamus to process those signals. The visual cortex helps us recognize what we see. I would recommend anyone visit the chapel for a highly stimulating experience!

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