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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 27, 2014: Man with bike, Chartres, France

GarryRF ·
"I thought of that while riding my bicycle" Albert Einstein on The Theory of Relativity
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 24, 2013: Madonna and Child, Chartes Cathedral, France

Dr.Y ·
Merry Christmas to you all
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 24, 2013: Madonna and Child, Chartes Cathedral, France

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, Dr.Y. Same to you and your lovely family!
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A Day in Chartres

DrFumblefinger ·
  If you’re looking for a nice escape from the crowds and chaos of Paris, consider heading to the small city of Chartres for a day or two.  Situated 60 miles (96 km) southwest of Paris, just an hour’s train ride from the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 29, 2013: Chartres, France

DrFumblefinger ·
 Chartres is a great day-trip destination for those visiting Paris.  An hour's train ride from the City of Lights, Chartres' main highlight is its magnificent cathedral (itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site).  The inner part of the city...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 24, 2013: Madonna and Child, Chartes Cathedral, France

DrFumblefinger ·
 Today's highlighted photo(s) come from one of the finest Gothic cathedrals in Europe, Chartres, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Chartres was built in the 12th century and is unique because it was constructed and furnished...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 27, 2014: Man with bike, Chartres, France

DrFumblefinger ·
   A scene of every day life in an historic city. After having spent the morning exploring the great medieval cathedral in Chartres, we finished a fine lunch before heading into the medieval city down by the River.  While on our...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 30, 2013: Rescue Team, Chartres, France

DrFumblefinger ·
XXX  Chartres is a lovely medieval town an hour's train ride from Paris (perfect day-trip destination), with a magnificent Cathedral.  We were enjoying views of the town of Chartres from the garden balcony of the Bishop`s Palace when this...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 14, 2014: Cherry Blossoms in France

DrFumblefinger ·
    It's spring and the cherry blossoms are opening everywhere.  To me few things say "goodbye winter"and  "hello spring" more than cherry blossoms.  I especially enjoy when the cherry trees are arranged in beautiful rows...
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Re: A Day in Chartres

PortMoresby ·
A beautiful report DrF. My feeling is that the best of all views of the cathedral is down by the river, as you suggest, where the perspective changes and one feels the intent of the location of the church, to dwarf us mere humans by the power of the building and, by inference, of God, the dominance of the building over the town magnified. I visited once long ago, then more recently with my mother and now feel a return visit may be in the cards.
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Re: A Day in Chartres

PHeymont ·
I'm also a long-ago visitor (1995), and your report has definitely put it in the picture for 2017. My first encounter was even earlier, in a 1960s college course, where slides of the Cathedral were the main visuals for our study of Gothic architecture. Another worthwhile stop in Chartres, near the old main post office, is this monument to Jean Moulin, a martyr for the Resistance. He was prefect of Chartres at the beginning of the war.
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Re: A Day in Chartres

GarryRF ·
Another City worthy of a thousand "picture post cards". So much more rewarding than being stuck in a long line of "Move along" tourists. Take time to appreciate the thousand years of devotion by 300 generations.
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Re: A Day in Chartres

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comments, everyone. Chartres is a special place. We did it as a daytrip but I'd like to spend a few days here in the future. The cathedral is one of the most fascinating I've ever visited. And the town is charming.
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