La lanterne du Bon Dieu

Last week I and my father went to the Christmas Markets in Metz, and did not miss the occasion to visit the Metz Cathedral and get amazed by its stained glasses.

With its 6,496 square meters of glasswork, this is the Cathedral with the largest expanse of vitrails in the world. This includes a large body of works which ranges from Gothic and Renaissance pieces to cubist and modernist artworks by Jacques Villon and Marc Chagall.
What amazed us the most is the way those works, despite their different styles and epochs, perfectly integrates not only with each other, but also with the Cathedral itself - and how the Cathedral fits in the urban landscape. 
This inspired me to try to mix those stained glasses with pictures of the city (taken from the Instagram account @metznotreville) and see what inspiration I could get to create my own artworks.
I hope you'll like the results - a small tribute to a wonderful piece of art, architecture and spirituality which is currently celebrating its first 800 years!

Glass / River
Glass / River
Their Eyes will not see My glory
Their Eyes will not see My glory
The Enchanted Window
The Enchanted Window
The Palace of Peace
The Palace of Peace
The Relation of the Stars to the City
The Relation of the Stars to the City
The Bell Tower
The Bell Tower