Interiors Reims Cathedral, France

The interior of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims is of enormous proportions. Statistics are: 138 metres in length, while the central nave rises over three levels to a height of 38 metres. One thing I missed is going up to the roof of the cathedral. The view I believe is grand!

The interior too is profusely carved with statues just as in the exteriors.

That day 15th April 2012, was a Sunday, prayers were on. I didn’t directly focus on the priest conducting the prayers. Tourists were permitted inside, our movements were restricted to one side of the church and we were silent throughout. I could not get any good wide shot of the interiors.The inner side of the western façade is unique in Gothic architecture with its rows of niches containing statue. Just standing near the door I managed to take some shots.

The stained glass windows look fabulous. Sun light streamed in through them and the whole place had a beautiful glow all around. Most of the old stained glass paintings were lost in the series of wars, most are new and few restored ones.

A series of brass Gothic chandeliers, suspended from the height of the vaulted ceiling, light up the interior together with the windows of the central nave.

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Facade of Reims Cathedral, France
Doors of Reims Cathedral, France

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