Green Wellies, Chartres

Click to see a larger version at FlickrChartres is a town noted for its cathedral, which is huge. This is as it should be: the myths of religion require grand humbling displays like this to keep doubters on side.

Registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list, its mismatched towers are 112 and 103 metres high. And it stretches right back. And its got loads of stained glass (2,600 square metres). And there are a very great many carvings. And there’s plenty more. They don’t build churches like this any more.

But when you’ve seen one grand gothic cathedral, you’ve seen them all. Some are just bigger than others.

More interesting is to track down all the wonderful contemporary art that’s dotted around the place. Katharine poses once again with a pair of wellies.

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