Photohunter topic for this week...Scary.
How to choose, how to choose...there are so many scary images in my files!
Let's start with this scary-for-me image.
It is a photo of the stairway that goes down underground into the ancient crypt beneath Chartres Cathedral.
The crypt is located directly below the cathedral.
I was trapped in that crypt for a few very scary hours this past July.
If I'd not wanted just one more photo session in that crypt, I'd never have walked down these stairs.
On the other hand, if I'd not walked down these stairs, I'd not have a scary story to tell!
Here's a photo of the chapel in the crypt where I spent quite a few minutes taking just one more of those elusive photos that got me trapped underground...
The little guy in this image is a cute wee gargoyle who resides inside one of the pillars of the south portal of Chartres cathedral.
There are several of these cuties, screaming to get out.
He looks scared to me!
What a great sense of humour those 11th century sculptors had...
Here's the pillar, showing one of his friends...
"After the first cathedral of any great substance burnt down in 1020, a new Romanesque basilica which included a massive crypt was built under the direction of Bishop Fulbert, then later under the direction of Geoffroy de Lèves." ~ Wikipedia