Meaux, Cathedral, the west rose window



France, 77

Date: C 19? or late C15?

The west rose window was not there in 1600 when Scamozzi passed by - or he did not draw it, but it was there in the mid C19. According to 'official' publications it dates from the late C15 or early C16. The 'temporary' south wooden tower built in 1460 is also missing from his drawing. They were both there in the late C18 / early C19 as the print shows. A mystery!

Photograph by: Painton Cowen