“Pic of the Week”, December 25, 2014: Madonna and Child, Chartres Cathedral, France

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Today’s highlighted photo(s) come from one of the finest Gothic cathedrals in Europe, Chartres, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Chartres was built in the 12th century and is unique because it was constructed and furnished in only 66 years, a remarkably short time in an era when it often took centuries to complete such massive projects.  As such, the building has a harmony of architecture, stained glass and decor that represent the values of the time.  It’s long been a site of Christian pilgrimage.

In the spirit of Christmas, today’s highlighted photos are scenes of the Madonna and child.  Enjoy these historic artworks!

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