October 17th, 2012
When in Paris this summer, we took a day trip to Chartres. The cathedral is having a clean up– restoration and painting to emulate that of the 13th century polychromy. It was a bit of a shock to see it. The contrast between light and dark new and old. One does find a sense of reverence there. For me, it is for the craftsmen working now and then those of the past that built it. Many of whom would have worked on it their entire lives.