Sunlit Dream – by Varda K.
Chartres Cathedral Window
One of the most famous stained-glass windows in the world is located at the Chartres Cathedral in Chartres, France. It was created sometime around the early 13th century and is very mandala-like with a central flower and long windows underneath. During World War II, the cathedral was destined for destruction by American troops, believed to be occupied by German soldiers, but an officer challenged the order for destruction and sent a reconnaissance team to verify it was empty — it was, and therefore saved from destruction. The glass was removed from the cathedral before the war began and returned after, so the original glass is installed there today.