Sunday, September 22, 2013

Cathédral Notre-Dame de Chartres - un détail

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Chartres Cathedral
12th Century Gothic

The 300 narrow, winding steps to the bell tower 
reward the adventurous climber with a quiet and lofty view of Chartres 
as well as intricate details.  

The cathedral artisans carved images of beasts and flowers 
in places where they would not be easily seen by anyone but God.

bon dimanche

Cathédral Notre-Dame de Chartres
Chartres, France
(an easy day-trip from Paris by train)


Sylvia K said...

Wonderful detail and you've captured it beautifully! Thanks for sharing, Genie! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Tamera said...

Very nice detail shot!

Revrunner said...

Thanks for taking me there today.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

It is the architectural detail that draws me to a building – in this case made even more appealing by the black and white image. Warm regards

Betty Manousos said...

great photo and detail.
i've visited paris twice. yes!

i just love paris!

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Un travail de dentelle de pierre extraordinaire...
Gros bisous

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» really enjoys your Sunday church series. What a fabulous detail from Chartres, his favorite of the cathedrals he has visited. He didn't notice this detail when he climbed the steps in the bell tower. What exquisite carving!

hee hee...When he got to the top of the steps, the bell began ringing! His eardrums rang for two days after that! :-)

Jack said...

Wonderful detail, Genie! It is now 30 years since I was in Chartres. My, how time flies. I am impressed that you can use a fine"detail" photo like this now, instead of holding it for the monthly theme day.

Virginia said...

I agree, it's a beautiful detail. And just tell Jack you've got a boatload of others for Theme Day! :)

Alexa said...

I love your details, Genie. And I'll bet whoever carved this would be very pleased with your capture of it. Bon dimanche --

Paulita said...

Terrific detail on this shot.

Randy said...

Lovely detail.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The black and white is but an illusion as the color remains in this photo in a soft whisper.

So glad that you all enjoyed this small detail.


Cath.H.C Photography said...

Sublime! ce plan est vraiment sublime!!!!

Jeanne said...

Playing catch-up...this is a great close up!