Now please don’t think that I’m jealous of PJ or anything, but I’ve just realized that we’ve done two posts on her photos of the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Chartres and none on mine! It’s not like I wasn’t there – who was it locked in the underground crypt with her? Who was it who struggled up the hundreds of steps of the circular staircase while carrying the equipment? Well, okay, PJ carried the case, but I carried my camera and tripod! And just who was it that risked life and limb on the great roof of Chartres in the thunderstorm while PJ was safe and sound on her tiny little ledge 80 feet above the stone floor of the cathedral, leaning out to get her shots?
Well, I was there, and here’s proof – me chimping on the roof! PJ used her iPhone to take this shot (Drat, she got her shot in my post).
Okay, maybe I’m a little jealous, but here are some of my shots. Shots that I took.
This shot was taken of the dangerous, dizzying heights of the nave vault while I balanced precariously on my chair on the floor below.
It was a miracle that I got this next shot – risking life and limb yet again while dodging the herds of predatory tourists intent on getting to the labyrinth on a Friday morning.
So now you know, I was there, too. Whew, glad I got that out of my system. (Did I mention risking life and limb?)
By the way, one of these shots was selected for the Photo Lord contest on March 4.
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