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#1015: Mismatched West Towers

Photo 1015: Mismatched West Towers - Chartres Cathedral

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Photo ID
1015
Credit
Title
Mismatched West Towers
Caption
The only element detracting from Chartres Cathedral's elegant symmetry is the mismatched west spires. The south spire is a 349-foot (105m) plain Romanesque pyramid dating from the 1140s, while the north is a 377-foot (113m) early 16th-century Flamboyant Gothic spire on top of an older tower.
Geotag
48.447799° N, 1.487773° E
Uploaded
November 12, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
100