Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Gratitude (Round Robin Photos)






Today's Round Robin Photo Challenge asks us to “Show us what you are thankful for. Show us what made this year special. Family, an inspirational person, a place you got to visit, a new family addition. Show us what made you thankful this year.”

I have a lot of possibilities for such a list, but this morning I'm limiting myself to Chartres Cathedral. As far as I'm concerned, a cathedral has everything ~ God, us, faith, history, prayer, war, music, light, darkness, joy, despair, clarity, chaos, solidity, spirit ~ and Chartres is the best one of all. I still can hardly believe that I had the good fortune to spend two days there in July, wandering around the village, along the river, and in and out of the cathedral, trying to soak up every image of stone and glass and light and color that I could possibly absorb. Some of the links to my visit still work, I think, but here is a repeat of a few of the images.


8 comments:

R's Musings said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous photos! Old churches are wonderful subjects for photography, and just for the experience of sitting on one of the pews and listening, absorbing the light, scent, and feel of them!

Carol said...

Breathtakingly beautiful images both visually and spiritually. Thanks.

Laura said...

Those are gorgeous - thanks for sharing.

Carly said...

AMAZING photos. What a gorgeous place. I would love to see it one day, it's beautiful. :)I agree with Carol... breathtaking!!!

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Wow! I can't decide which is my favorite shot here, the arches, the buttresses, or...! Well done!

Kathryn said...

Chartres is now on my list of places that I must see someday. I read the original journal entries but much enjoy seeing the pictures again.

Sassy said...

Love the photos and the words you chose to impart why you are thankful for the cathedral. Awesome! Sassy ;-)

Tammy said...

Awesome church that has all you need. Wishing you peace as you continue your journey.