Paris, New and Old

Here are two photos from the Rue Rivoli in Paris, from my vacation last October. First, the tower of St. James (formerly part of a church, which is long gone):


I like the close proximity and similarity of the Metro (subway) and McDonald’s signs in the photo below:

Fr. Matthew Green


Poll results

Well, the results of yesterday’s poll are pretty clear.  The vast majority of those who voted, were of the opinion that I should keep posting on GMG, perhaps including some disclaimer, or commentary when I disagree with something.  That’s pretty much what I was tending to think too.  Along those lines, I added a disclaimer of sorts to my profile description.

I hope that those who voted the opposite – that I should not be associated with the blog (two options to this effect were included in the poll, varying slightly on the reasons for leaving) – will understand my decision, which I think is pretty well explained by some of the comments that people posted.  Thank you for all your feedback, pro and con!

Speaking of juxtaposing very different kinds of content, here’s a photo I took of a statue of a family of Jelly Babies in front of the Gothic tower of the church of St. Germain L’Auxerrois in Paris.

Whatever, right?

Fr. Matthew Green

On my origami “drawing board”: a Gothic church

I am refining this design to teach it at an origami convention in a little over a week. This is a more complex version of the origami church I first invented two years ago:

The simple version is folded from a square. The more complex one is folded from a 2×1 rectangle.

I will be teaching an origami class at The Annie on July 3, at 7PM, as part of the “Beyond Imagine” series of art evenings.  Exactly what I will teach depends on who shows up; we’ll start with something very quick and simple and work our way from there.

-Fr. Matthew Green