Chartres

December 9, 2010 at 11:56 am 2 comments

In which Katie’s birthday is made exponentially more awesome by the realization that her students learned something, and are kickass gingerbread cathedral makers.

 

Chartres cathedral. We didn’t make it there on our honeymoon in France, although it was on the list, but it’s one of those monuments of great world architecture that everyone should know. Stained glass rose windows, elaborate buttressing, spires, the works.

So imagine my delight to see the following email in my inbox this morning:

Hi Professor and Katie,

Every year Undergrad House has a gingerbread house competition and this year, we three students decided to put our knowledge gained from Medieval Art and Architecture to use for a tasty design project. Our inspiration was Chartres Cathedral although we were limited in resources and did not quite have 35 years. Regardless we feel we came away with a fairly creative building that we thought you might enjoy!

Holiday wishes,

three awesome students

My day has been made. Candy cane buttresses! Squee!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Christiana  |  December 9, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Candy Cane buttresses and Skittles stained glass…. amazing.

    Reply
    • 2. gnochistickate  |  December 9, 2010 at 6:27 pm

      I know! Honeycomb rose windows! I love those kids!

      Reply

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