Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Chartres, France: A Favorite Spiritual Place

The best known labyrinth of its type & beautifully preserved in Chartres Cathedral, France was constructed during the second decade of the 13th century. 
Rose Window
Believed to Be Relic of Mary's Dress

Star & Moon Ceiling in Crypt

"La Maison Picassiette in Chartes France, is the extraordinary result of one man's work between 1938 & 1964. The monument he left behind is a house & garden covered with intricate mosaics of broken crockery, painting and sculpture. Much has been written to try to explain why Raymonde Isidore, a middle-aged manual worker, produced such a beautiful, complicated, inspirational & mystifying environment from the house he had built for his family."

1 comment:

  1. I MUST say...Dissy has been a huge help to me with my shop...funny wasn't it the other way around earlier :D, she is right about the postage. And I HATE raising my prices! But when I don't take her advice it ends up biting me in the butt at some point later. It CAN cost a mere $5 to mail to one country...then darn near $20 to ship it to the neighboring country! If my shipping ends up being WAY off I just go and refund the customer some via Paypal. They LOVE this unexpected refund and it's gotten my some return customers!
    but listen to Dissy!