...the garden of her turbulence...
SWEET! Love the gargoyles!
Ditto. Love the gargoyles. And your view! Thanks for the pictures! I eagerly wait until the next set!!
that is what my house is missing. gargoyle gutters!sadly, faux art history student i will have to look up this church to recall what it was all about to the art history world … no transept, they say … yes, how odd …oh, this is fun; hermitages and clouds:"… 6th century when Clodald, the future Saint Cloud, escaped the massacres of his uncles Childebert and Clotaire in 524. Clodald built a monastery and became a disciple of the hermit Severin."seems like a good place for the visitor:"Saint Martin of Tours was one of the chief patrons of the parish church of St. Severin and there is a bas-relief of him in the arch above the main door."Saint Martin is always represented mounted on horseback. He was the protector of travelers."When setting out upon voyages, or upon their return, it was a custom to come to the church of St. Severin and attach a horse-shoe to his image. The door, under the image, used to be completely covered with them."When the voyage was likely to be long or hazardous, the rider frequently branded his horse's hoof with the key of the church door."
that is the coolest! plus I love anything that talks about St. Martin (due to the Tours connection). :)
The church key branding is interesting. Was that for any traveler or just those associated with the church? I just imagine someone handing back the key to the church all red hot, "thanks for letting me borrow the key!"
any traveler :)
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