He Lost His Head!

Yesterday we were inside of the Notre Dame cathedral and today we have stepped outside and are looking at the west facade. More specifically we are looking at carvings next to one of the three sets of doors into the cathedral. The man holding his head is St. Denis. He became a saint in part…

Old Stone

I posted a stone carving from a building in Chicago yesterday and observed that it was done in an “era when there was time, talent and money to hand carve decorations for skyscrapers.” The building you are looking at is another sort of sky scraper: it is the Notre Dame de Paris. It is the…