Saturday, September 21, 2013

Saturday Snapshot: A Spire on Chartres Cathedral

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You can really only see these trumeau figures on Chartres when ascending the bell tower on the western side. You can see traces of paint that have survived the centuries, but this would have been brightly (almost cartoonishly bright) colored in the 12th century.

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