As large and majestic as many of the cathedrals in England and France were, I was surprised to find smaller nooks and rooms were visitors could worship, pray or just meditate. Some of the areas were obviously not open to the public, but many were. It was an opportunity for someone to move out of the wave of tourists and sit and reflect on whatever was important at the moment. It was areas like this that allowed you to focus your attention on a smaller portion of the church and appreciate the history that you were in the presence of. 

This is just one of several “small” areas in the Rouen Cathedral in France.

This is just one of several