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Photographer's Note

For those who did not see the last two postings: I went up in one of the towers on the western fa軋de. Instead of looking down at the old town of Chartres right below, we now look across the plain, which surround the hilltop upon which the cathedral was constructed. I was standing at height of about 70 meters from the ground level. From here you have a great panoramic view over the nave and the transepts roofs. As I mentioned in my note for 徹ur Lady The cathedral was originally planned to have nine towers. From here, first of all, you can observe the total absence of the crossing tower where the gable roof of the nave and the transepts roofs cross perpendicularly. In addition to the crossing tower mentioned, there should have been four additional towers visible from this point.

Decayed surface of stone is painfully exposed. The entire structure is in need for repair after almost eight hundred years. Great architecture ages well like a bottle of excellent wine, as it will be the case for the Neo-Gothic Cathedral at Washington, DC in the United States.

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