It’s hard to find any place more dramatic and beautiful than Notre Dame. Not only has it been standing for over 900 years, it remains the most visited monument in Paris by both the faithful and just the curious or those wanting to see lasting beauty.
These figures are above the central door in the front of Notre Dame. It depics the Last Judgement and the figures with the angel on the left go to heaven while the figures on the right in chains go to hell with the devil. I wonder when horns, tail and hooves came into being with the devil? So, if you were illiterate centuries ago and saw this on front of a church, wouldn’t you do everything the priest told you?
Isn’t this unusual? I thought maybe it was a green man but it isn’t ancient, just a couple of hundred years old, not done with the original construction, but in a small chapel added on by Violet le Duc, the architect who repaired the church after the damage of the French Revolution. (In the treasures section)