On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

Just-found, lost submission from Luthe – joy!

 

Have a wonderful day,  everyone.

 

Today, pictures from valued commenter Luthe.

Notre Dame artwork part deux

Taken on 2018-12-10 00:00:00

Notre Dame de Paris

The painted wall of another side chapel.

Taken on 2018-12-10 00:00:00

Notre Dame de Paris

As you can see, the side chapels have a lot going on. There are statues, there are individual paintings, and there are paintings on the walls and ceilings.

Taken on 2018-12-10 00:00:00

Notre Dame de Paris

This lovely lady is wood, so I don’t know how she fared.

Taken on 2018-12-10 00:00:00

Notre Dame de Paris

I know it seems silly, but you have to appreciate that even the floor vents are beautiful.

Taken on 2010-05-25 00:00:00

Notre Dame de Paris

Yes, this is from the exterior, but it has my favorite statue in it: St. Denis holding his head. St. Denis is one of the two patron saints of Paris and the legend goes that after he was beheaded for his faith he picked up his head and carried it to the location of what is now the Basilica de St. Denis and then gave a sermon before finally dying. Truly, the first talking head!

 

Thank you so much Luthe, do send us more when you can.

 

Travel safely everybody, and do share some stories in the comments, even if you’re joining the conversation late. Many folks confide that they go back and read old threads, one reason these are available on the Quick Links menu.

 

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    Mary G says:

    Very cool about St. Denis.

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    JPL says:

    @Mary G: It’s a miracle!

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    Good to see Notre Dame. May she rise again.

    I see the first talking head felt compelled to sermonize. Not unexpected.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    I wonder if there’s any chance of digitally recreating some of the art that was lost in the fire.
    It’s a nice story about St. Denis, but the post-mortem walk and sermon bit … gee, I don’t know about that one.

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    arrieve says:

    One of my favorite place in the world. Thanks, Luthe!

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    Elizabelle says:

    Just beautiful. Thank you, Luthe.

    Have never been inside Notre Dame. That was a lesson, to not take experiences for granted.** Here’s hoping the cathedral is reopened within the next five to ten years.

    ** Possibly even more so with natural features that are weather dependent (glaciers, etc.) because they disappear even faster.

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    Mary Ellen Sandahl says:

    St. Denis’ head carries on an old Celtic theme. The great, benign god Bran of ancient Britain was beheaded during a battle, but his head requested that it be buried at what is now Tower Hill in London. Bran’s head was escorted across country to the site by a party of heroes, who enjoyed conversing with it when they made camp at night. It was apparently excellent company. (No sermons, I guess.) The development of the legend is that the god’s head was buried facing across to the Continent; his symbolic bird is the raven, several of which continue to be kept at the Tower and protect Britain from conquest as long as they stick arround. Don’t know if anyone’s asked their opinion on Brexit.

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    rikyrah says:

    Beautiful pictures :)

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    Kattails says:

    We don’t make ’em like we used to is all I can say. Never been, the photos are beautiful, many thanks. And thanks to Alain for unearthing them.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Amir Khalid: If it makes you feel any better, the Rue St Denis* has been notorious for prostitution since forever.

    *Likely to be more or less the route that Denny and his head took.

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