Thursday, August 1, 2013

Stained Glass Window: North Rose Window - Cathedral of Notre Dame - Paris, France

Interesting Places I've Photographed
North Rose Window
Cathedral of Notre Dame
Paris, France
Topic: Stained Glass Windows

Central Detail
GPS: N48° 51.193; E02° 21.008

Short Description:

The Cathedral of Notre Dame is located at the east end of the Ile de la Cité in Paris.

Long Description:

The north transept of the Cathedral of Notre Dame contains a large rose window above  18 smaller windows. it was designed and built around. 1250-1260 by architect Jean de Chelles. .Most of the original glass is still intact, The spectrum of colors is achieved by varying both the proportion of metal added to molten glass and the temperature to which the mixture was heated. Impurities in the metals, bubbles in the cooled glass and variations in the thickness of the cut panes give the jewel like appearance of the windows.  In the center of the north rose window is the image of Mary holding the child Jesus. Surrounding them are images of kings and prophets of the Old Testament.

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