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#1031: West Facade and Towers

Photo 1031: West Facade and Towers - Chartres Cathedral

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Photo ID
1031
Credit
Title
West Facade and Towers
Caption
The famously beautiful west facade of Chartres Cathedral, unfortunately marred temporarily by scaffolding. Built in the 1140s, it is one of the few survivors of a disastrous fire that necessitated the rebuilding of the cathedral in 1194-1220. The right tower and spire dates from the same period, rising 349 foot (105m) in a plain pyramid shape. The mismatched left tower was added in the early 16th century and rises 377 feet (113m) in a Flamboyant Gothic style.
Geotag
48.447799° N, 1.487773° E
Uploaded
November 12, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
100