The Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the most historic landmarks in Paris and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, caught fire, 800 years of Heritage, History. My heart aches for Paris France. Prayers to all.#staystrongParisFrance
We are deeply saddened by the tragic fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, a treasure of the world’s cultural heritage. We extend our sympathies to the people of France and all those who were actively working to preserve its art and architecture. pic.twitter.com/Z4A2Ieq0yT
GloucesterCast 326 With Pat Dalpiaz and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 3/12/19
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Several people have recently mentioned how much they enjoy my photos from Paris. Here are a few more!
Gothic architecture often gets a bad rap as being dark and gloomy. It can be dark and gloomy at night, but during the day it can be gloriously illuminated by the sunlight streaming through the high stained glass windows. Here are some photos I took in the church of St. Eustache in Paris last October which help illustrate that fact. It was built after the Gothic period properly speaking (as the Corinthian columns attest), but still follows the overall style.
Although the nooks and crannies can still be dark by our standards, the progress made in building technology at that point in history allowed Gothic buildings to make better use of natural light in large buildings than had been done in centuries.
How better to start the New Year than with beauty? Here are more shots from my October vacation in Paris – these ones are from the cathedral of Notre Dame (with a hat-tip to the Catholic feast day today, Solemnity of Mary Mother of God).
Hope to see you today for fish folding at The Hive! (Buoy painting is going on at Art Haven, so we’re keeping the paper and the paint separate.) The origami tree is practically ready! David, Mary Ann, and I added more layers last night to get it to a good height. We’d go further but we ran out of the right kind of paper…
So, now it’s fish time! Although we’re recommending the “twist fish” by Gay Merrill Gross because it’s quick and easy, any origami fish folded from one uncut piece of paper will be accepted.
I am working little by little through my photos from vacation in France… This one is appropriate for today, Dec. 8, on which Catholics celebrate a Marian feast day, the Immaculate Conception.
Say what? Batman posed like Adam in the “creation” fresco in the Sistine Chapel, with Superman in place of God? In front of a Gothic church, behind the Louvre, in Paris??
OK, now the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen on a brick wall in Gloucester:
Yup, it’s a bagel stuck to the wall by the adhesive power of peanut butter. Did someone trip while eating and accidentally stick the bagel to the wall? Or was it intentional? If so, is it vandalism, or art? Or were they just saving it for later?