The Rose Window of ChutreauxMonday, September 05, 2016
|Rosa 'Munstead Wood' - September 14 2016 - Scan - Alex Waterhouse-Hayward|
As I was walking across my deck to my oficina I noticed the English Rose, Rosa ‘Munstead Wood’. There was only one bloom. I knew what I was looking at. I rushed into my library and took out one of my loveliest books David Macaulay’s Cathedral – The Story of Its Construction (1973). Macaulay’s splendid illustrations how the inhabitants of an imaginary but plausible city in France calle Chutreaux built a Gothic cathedral in the 13th century. The workers began on May 24, 1252 and finished it in mudsummer 1338.
In the book I found the picture of one of the rose windows being built, not to mention the stylized rose on the cover of the book.
Since Lauren, my 14 year-old granddaughter was with us today I showed her the rose and then the picture of the window. She immediately guessed that it is called a rose window.