Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Chartres, France

Angels bearing sun dials preceded clocks on cathedrals. Before pocket watches, telling time was a public service, something of concrete value that parishioners received for their tithes. One thing sun dials were not good at: heralding the new year's moment of arrival. Happy New Year! [2005]

1 comment:

  1. You always post excellent pictures! Happy New Year!