Saturday, 28 April 2018

Amazing!

700 years old stonework... I'm always amazed by the sheer quality and beauty of the statues embellishing our cathedral here. This said, no idea who the figures are...
For the last 2 centuries or so, we have a problem here, called pollution. In my youth, the whole cathedral, made of pink stone, was actually black. Continuous, neverending cleaning and restoring (acid rain dissolves stone), and slowly, very slowly, the pink stone reappears. No problems finding a job for stonemasons here!

3 comments:

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shot!

LuiZ FernandoS said...

An academic ballet

Linda said...

Gorgeous image! I noticed in Paris that many of the old buildings were black from pollution.