Posted on 09/25/2008

Photo taken on September  4, 2005

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PICT3656ac France Chartres Cathedral North Transept Rose and Lancets

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Divine beauty among many others in this cathedral, one of the twelve Gothic Siters of ancient France, UNESCO classified for its mediaeval outstanding stained glasses; The twelve Gothic Sisters are from the oldest to the youngest: Sens St Etienne (1135), St Denis (1140) cemetery of French kings and coronation cathedral of French Queens, Noyon Notre Dame (1150) called 'the well ringged' where Charlemagne was crowned king of Neustrie in 738 before the new edification and also Hugues Capet in 891, classified National Monument; Laon Notre Dame (1155) called 'the Marvel' with 5 towers, cathedral of the ancient Carolingian capital of France under the regn of Charlemagne and successors, Senlis Notre Dame (1155) called 'the Flamboyant' the smallest cathedral of Hugues Capet visited by Jeanne d'Arc during crusades, PARIS Notre Dame (1163) State Cathedral UNESCO classified with the Seine River banks, Soissons St Gervais-St Protais (1180) classified National Monument in the town of Clovis, Chartres Notre Dame (1194) 6th cathedral built on the same place, UNESCO classified for its stained glasses, Bourges Notre Dame (1195) UNESCO classified for its stained glases, Reims Notre Dame (1211) begun the new French Kings coronation cathedral after Orleans St Cross, purest Gothic Flamboyant style, Amiens Notre Dame (1220) called 'the reference', highest main nave and widest, the mediaeval marvel which could contain 2 time Notre Dame of Paris, Beauvais St Pierre (1225) the highest choir nave which collapsed 2 times (no main nave neither facade), huge astronomic clock.

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