Sunday, June 24, 2012

Paris: love locks

Declare your love to the world, by naming a padlock and securing it to the bridge.

Paris: city in love

Gothic. Really.

Notre Dame de Paris. Last time I visited, the entire front facade was covered in scaffolding and hidden from view; under restoration. This time, it was clean and beautiful.

Church, you think: saints and good and Jesus and disciples and all. Well yes. And no.

The center panel is my favourite. "The final judgement". The fight for souls... good against evil. Evil cheats.

And there are saintly-faced men standing on strange beasts...

... or humans.

Scenes from nightmares, lovingly captured in stone.

Notre Dame de Paris. The bells, the bells.

Sunday, June 10, 2012


The last of this year's peas from the garden. They went from unready to almost-dried during the time I was away!