Chartres Cathedral: Entering Through the Central Portal

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Chartres Cathedral: Entering Through the Central Portal

As I enter through the central portal, I walk towards the apse. My journey begins entering the central portal which is the Last Judgment day of Christ, Mary and John, as well as scene of the Procession of the Chosen and the Damned. Central portal itself is a stained glass clerestory that is 4 lancet windows, a rose window and a clerestory gallery which is surrounded by turrets and dominated by a gable. The lateral portals are open by two towers which do not exceed the height of the cathedral. First thing that seen on your towards the apse. Main portals is located in the south transept contains three portals housed by a deep porch; the central portal is one of them. Central portal happens to be one of the three portals known collectively as the Royal Portal. There are two other portals which are the North and South Towers. The central portal happens to be larger than the other two portals. There are six architectural features of the Chartres cathedral building which are grouped into three different parts. The gargoyles was include, the nave, the transepts, the flying buttresses, pillars and stained glass windows. As I continue the tour after I see amazing stained glass windows, coming up to the next set of architectural features there was the gargoyles up in the North Tower located in Royal Portal of the Chartres Cathedral. As it was said before, the central portal primarily theme focuses on the last judgment and includes a contrasts Old Testament kings and queens on the doors which leads to the ending with an apocalyptic vision of Saint John above the door. The nave is the next feature that comes across. The nave is a long which narrow aisle that houses the congregation. On the left and right side of me are the side aisles. As entering the crossing, I see the north transept on our left and the south…...

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