Sunday, June 24, 2012

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.

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