In the company of angels

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

  • God, or at least the Christian God, has seen more of me this year than either one of us probably expected. Today in Rouen, I visited a Church, a Cathedral, and an Abbey. That’s three visits to the house of God in one day!

    I thought France, what with its proposed nudist park in Paris and the foolish ‘burkini ban‘, was a fiercely secular country. However, I’ve been surprised by the amount of churches and religious statues that are everywhere.

    Today’s picture was taken inside the Church of Saint-Maclou. According to Wikipedia the church is considered one of the best examples of the Flamboyant style of Gothic architecture in France, and while I am no expert in such things, that sounds about right to me.

    I didn’t spend that much time with the good Lord. He was just hanging out with his angel friends, but I was suitably impressed by his house. I wonder though, does he feel guilty at having so many homes when so many are homeless? I’ll have to ask him about that next time I drop by.

    See the church from outside using Google street view.