The Reims Cathedral is famous as the site of the coronation of French kings, and as a particularly fine example of Gothic architecture. . It has two highly-decorated facades, the western facade and the northern.
Today we will look at the West facade, which is the cathedral's face and contains its main entrances.
First, there are two "buttresses" on this facade, one at each end of the cathedral's face --
Next, there are three portals, known as the North, Center and South portals.
a. North portal (right-most entrance of West facade) --
North portal North portal, left side (jamb statues) North portal, right side (jamb statues)
b. The Center portal is the largest and most ornate of the three --
Center portal Center portal, left side Center portal, right side Central portal, trumeau
c. Finally, there is the South portal --
South portal South portal, left side South portal, right side
Tomorrow I'll try for the other main facade.