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Photographer's Note

The flying buttresses at Chartres Cathedral were built when such structures were still relatively new to the Gothic masons of the period. Therefore they did not take any chances. The structure is over done in one sense. However the experimental nature of the structure is what gives a particular elegance to the overall appearance of the flying buttresses at Chartres Cathedral. We can see the upper and lower flyers. I personally find the tumbling arcade motif of the lower flyers extremely charming and appealing.
At my next posting, I will post a photo, which shows the arrangement of the buttresses in relationship to the nave wall.

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Additional Photos by Nobu Nobudy (nobuikehonda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 66 N: 1256] (3848)
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