Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

On Easter Sunday we take a moment to look at some of the churches and cathedrals we have seen on our travels over the last several years.  The Devil Dog is always enthralled at the diversity of churches both here and abroad, and the sense of wonder they convey in this, the modern age.  While traveling in Europe I frequently pause to reflect how these stunning buildings must have seemed to the peasants of 400 and 600 and 800 years ago.  Above is one of several such cathedrals in Troyes.

This beautiful little church sits on the shores of Kona in Hawaii, proving that the provenance of the church does not reside in the massive structure but also in the simplicity of timeless beauty.
And yet the grand cathedrals of Europe, like the Cathedral at Reims above, are the crown jewels of the architecture of western culture.  Below is another of the cathedrals in Troyes.

On this Easter Sunday the Devil Dog wishes all of you the peace of the ages and the hope for a beautiful future.

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