My Experience in Chartres Cathedral
Sep 29, 2008
Mar 31, 2009
On the 24th of October we went to Chartres. We walked in and everybody was dumbstruck. It was so beautiful! We ran to the tour spot so we could join it. We just made it in time. We got our headphones and headed off. The one thing our tour-guide, Malcolm Miller, kept on saying was that Chartres was like a book and we could still read it. (Mr. Miller is an expert on Chartres and he has been giving tours for 50 years!) I really liked how he went into great detail of the meaning of the statues, architecture, and stained glass windows. After the tour we went to have a snack. After our snack we went to another tour by the same tour-guide. This time we did the other side of the Cathedral. I learned many things: St. Peter is the statue holding the keys, St. Paul is typically portrayed as bald, John (the beloved apostle) is beardless, John the Baptist is usually wearing furs, and Jesus is the only one with a cross in his halo. Devon and I walked the labyrinth, and all of us looked around. Then we went on the tour of the crypt, also called the lower church. We stayed for the evening service, and then we went home.