Chartres Cathedral Images

The stone floor of Chartres Cathedral still bears its ancient floor labyrinth (1205), used for walking contemplation by monks and still used for meditation by pilgrims. There is just one path through the labyrinth and it is 964 feet long. The circumference of the labyrinth is 131 feet, almost exactly the same size as the West Rose window. And the labyrinth is the same distance from the west entrance as the West Rose is from the floor - so if the west wall fell inwards, the rose would land directly on the Labyrinth. Credit: Holly Hayes. All Rights Reserved.


Image ID
1052
Title
Chartres Labyrinth
Date
July 22, 2008
Location
Date
July 22, 2008
Coordinates
48.4477990° N, 1.4877730° E
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Image Type
digital photo
File Type
jpg
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Focal Length
10
Iso
100
Keywords
c13, cathedral, centre, chartres, christian, church, eure-et-loir, floor, france, gothic, interior, labyrinth, maze, medieval, nave, pavement, year1205
Original Filename
xti_0151p.jpg
Creator
Holly Hayes
Source
EdStockPhoto

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