Sunday, November 13, 2011

Malcolm Miller, Chartres Cathedral expert


On Sundays, I usually feature a church.

Today, I am presenting a portrait of Malcolm Miller, who is likely the foremost authority on Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres.  He has been giving lecture tours of this world famous cathedral for over 50 years and says that he continues to learn new details.


If you have an opportunity to see Chartres Cathedral, be sure to search out Mr. Miller for better understanding of the details, stories and mysteries of the cathedral.  He will demand your attention much like a professor of his students and delight you with his humor and intimate knowledge.

bon dimanche

Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres
Chartres, France 

23 comments:

Louise said...

What an amazing story. It's so wonderful that there are people like Mr Miller. I wish I had the opportunity to visit Chartres sometime soon.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» would very much like to meet Mr. Miller. Chartres has held «Louis» enthralled since he read an article about the cathedral in National Geographic in 1969. Chartres is simply amazing.

James said...

I'd love to meet him. I've only been to Chartres once but it left a lasting impression.

Cezar and Léia said...

Duly noted in my whishlist... :)
God bless you!
Cezar

biebkriebels said...

A lovely portrait of a man with much knowledge.

Janey and Co. said...

Many have visited Chartres, but I feel sure Mr. Miller could show you all of the things you missed...

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

What a character ...... its is evident in his face!
I hope you had a lovely weekend.

Virginia said...

I'd love to do just that and then walk the labyrinth!
V

Sylvia K said...

Would love to visit there and take a tour with Mr. Miller! He does look like a very interesting person! Hope you've had a great weekend, Genie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Paris Paul said...

Yes, will he lead us through the labyrinth!?

Malyss said...

Oh, I like this idea to compare a cathedral to a library! it's so true!

Jack said...

Excellent, Genie. Most of us spread our interests and intelligence around widely, learning a little about a lot. But, then, we occasionally run across people like Mr. Miller, who have focused their learning on a narrow slice of the world. It must have been fun spending time with him, picking his brain about Chartres.

weekend et coup de brosse said...

Merci Gina pour ce poste!

M said...

This gentleman was such a delight! I treasure the memories of our trip to Chartres ... the extremely interesting tour with Mr. Miller, the instructive stroll with him after the tour was over, the delightful dejeneur, all the other churches we visited and the lovely time people watching in the village square. Ahhh ... you have put a smile on my face today chere Genie :-)

Harriet said...

What a wonderful portrait. Richard and I have been on one of his tours of Chartres and enjoyed it tremendously.

Kris said...

He looks like he would demand your attention and I bet if one listened, they would come away from one of his tours very informed.

Kris

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Thanks for this post. I have recently wondered if he is still about. I toured Chartres with him in 1970 (shhh, don't tell anyone). An illuminating experience. So glad to see he's still kicking and still enthralled by his life's passion.

The Armchair Parisian said...

I'm so glad you were able to catch one of his tours. I have heard such wonderful things about them. I have visited Chartes (and have a few posts about it; it was wonderful), but sadly, he was not giving tours on the day I went.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

When I visited Chatres, it was undergoing MASSIVE restoration - and they had huge posters of what is 'would' look like when it was finished over the windows. :(
I bet you got some good photos, though.

Deborah said...

Mr. M. Miller was our guide years ago and I agree, the stories of what all the stained glass windows and gargoyles and door carvings etc. tell volumes.

The cathedral is like a huge billboard that was used over hundreds of years. If you go, certainly ask for his guided tour.

Randy said...

Nice portrait!

Feily said...

I've been living in Chartres for more than 2 years now. A guide of Chartres cathedral book translated by Mr. Miller always with me every time I visit it. I hope I could have a tour with him very soon...

Polly said...

Hi Genie, I'm doing several weeks worth of quick catching up and was delighted to see that Malcolm Miller is still giving his talks at Chartres, he is a world class treasure. Anyone who goes to Chartres really should hear him speak!

Looks like you are back in Paris and having a grand time!

Best, Polly