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Chartres Cathedral facing west, bathed in the glow of the setting sun
The best introduction to Chartres Cathedral is Episode 2 of the first and probably still the greatest TV art show ever aired. To see Sir Kenneth Clark on Civilisation (1969) is to fall in love with a building that also impressed the multi-talented American, Orson Welles. He called it “The premier work of man perhaps in the whole Western world.”

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