Thursday, December 17, 2009

Out Came the Sun

Finally, a bright morning!
I grabbed my cameras and headed over to the cathedral.
The winter sun position made the south side perfectly illuminated,
and a good chance to photograph details,
like these 18th century gargoyles (above)
and 14th century grotesques atop pinnacles (below):

One of my favorite west front details:
the stork
(on the pinnacle in front of the bishop in his baldaquin):

Storks are Very Important in Alsace.
They bring good luck.
Legend has it that wild storks voluntarily nested
atop the cathedral while it was building.

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