Thursday, August 10, 2006

Chartres VI: Wandering the Streets of the Historic City









A dream come true. Early mornings, lazy afternoons, and late evenings spent wandering the streets, hills, and Eure River paths of Chartres. Kids play in the kayaks stored under their houses, and gallinule families float down the river on mats of grass. At night the bridges are lit from underneath and many local churches and other buildings are transformed into light show canvasses. Unlike Paris, Chartres pretty much shuts down by 11:00 pm, so if you want to see the lights, you're often on your own.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are an amazing photographer....you've probably been asked this, but have you considered becoming a professional photographer?

Thank you again for sharing such beauty!

LP

Carol said...

Perhaps there's a photo ministry out there waiting for you! The colors are so clear and vibrant! Your photos usually make me long for travel but given the developments of the past 24 hours, I think I'll be quite content to stay right here at home for a bit.

Stacy said...

I'm enjoying these photos so much. I just wish photos were able to also portray the "feel" of a place.... its energy and vitality or its peacefulness, the sounds and smells or the cool breeze that accompany it.

jo(e) said...

Wow. This photos are so making me want a trip to Europe.

Anonymous said...

I love the bridge picture with the tree hanging down (weeping willow maybe?) It's stunning

Meg

Paul said...

These photographs are so good that they're off the chartres.