Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994
Last week I joined a tour entitled: "Angels in architecture". Now, I'm not mad about angels but I figured I'd learn something.
We walked through the ages of Paris architecture, from medieval times to the 21st century, with a focus on angels sculpted in friezes, perched atop theatres and chapels, embellishing towers, private mansions and enlivening fountains, created during the times of kings, emperors and presidents.
We learnt about the work of some of France’s greatest architects and sculptors, and the different styles (gothic, classical, baroque) as we stood in awe in front of the St Michel Fountain, the Chatelet Theatre, the St Merri Church, the Tour St Jacques and some lesser known sculptures along the Notre Dame.
My conclusion? I can honestly say that I am just not into angels!
But I did manage to get some good shoots of the Quartier Latin which on a cold Thursday November morning seemed much less crowded than usual.
Can you spot the angel?
Church St.Julien Le Pauvre
A Greek - Melkite - Catholic church
Paris' oldest tree planted in 1601
Shakespeare & Co bookshop
Paris in it's autumn dress
Indian fall in Paris
Discovering secrets of Notre Dame
A stroll along the quai of Ile Saint Louis