Five Porches – Haiku 2023 #ThursdayDoors

five porches roost a clutch of stone buttresses maid flying legend ~~~~ An unprecedented five porches (most French Gothic cathedrals have one to three portals/entrances) open the Main Entrance to Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Bourges (Bourges Cathedral) France (built 1195 A.D. – 1324 A.D.) The featured central wooden doors are ensconced in stone carvings depicting theContinue reading “Five Porches – Haiku 2023 #ThursdayDoors”

Afar – Haiku 2023 #ThursdayDoors

its parts up close veil the whole seen from afar paints revelations **** At twice the size of the grand Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral, the Basilica of Our Lady of Amiens (Amiens Cathedral) in Picardie is the largest completed cathedral in France. Its foundation stone was laid in 1220. Massive wealth from the city’sContinue reading “Afar – Haiku 2023 #ThursdayDoors”