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Chartres Labyrinth

Chartres Labyrinth

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Image ID
1052
Title
Chartres Labyrinth
Caption
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.
Coordinates
48.4477990° N, 1.4877730° E
Resolution
5200 x 3467 pixels
File Size
9.21 MB
File Type
jpg
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
100
Credit
Holly Hayes
Copyright Status
All Rights Reserved
Date Created
July 22, 2008
Date Uploaded
November 12, 2009

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.

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