A Chip Off the Old Block

One thing that I was constantly amazed from the structures in Europe was the attention to detail in the stonework. We were told that generations of stone cutters might work on one building, as some could take a hundred years or more. The sheer size was another thing that was hard to comprehend, too. They had no hydraulics,  cranes or other modern-day devices to move the large stone blocks into place.

This is looking up at the front of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. This is a great example of lifetimes of skillful carving and masonry work. This might make a nice black and white photo. too. I might have to try that later some time, but for now, I was pleased with the way the color version came out.
 

This is looking up at the front of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. This is a great example of lifetimes of skillful carving and masonry work. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

 

 

 

 

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