Photo © 2008 Holly Hayes/Art History Images. All rights reserved.
|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.|
|Keywords:||chartres cathedral centre eure-et-loir france gothic medieval christian church interior nave floor pavement labyrinth maze year1205 c13|
|Digital Size:||5200 x 3459 pixels|
|Print Sizes:||21.7 x 14.4 inches @ 240 dpi|
17.3 x 11.5 inches @ 300 dpi
|Created:||July 22, 2008|
|Uploaded:||November 12, 2009|