Monday, December 22, 2008

Graph Paper

This is not an attempt to reawaken bad memories of high school math class. The picture was shot inside the Old Cathedral, a/k/a the Basilica of St. Louis, King. It was build in 1834 (ancient by local standards) and stands on the ground of the Arch. King? You knew our city was named after the canonized Louis IX, Roi de France, didn't you? The interior feels more like a colonial-era New England Congregationalist church than a Catholic cathedral, with its plain white walls and clear windows. The window grid reminds me of the Arch's underlying mathematics, which they didn't teach us in high school in The Bronx. I wouldn't have gotten it anyway.

5 comments:

Virginia said...

I could have sworn Eric Tenin was the King of France.
Well, I like this shot today a whole lot. THe math class thing gave me the shivers cause if you didn't get it Bob I sho didn't. Mathaphob here. Anyway, the grid against the arch is one of my favorites!

Snapper said...

The book deal is in the works right?

PJ said...

Cathedrals are usually very ornate so it is strange to think of one without stained glass, but then, we wouldn't be able to see Archie!

Shutterupshutterbug said...

Thanks for the history lesson, Bob! I can always use one - LOL I just love your blog!! This theme is so cool and your pics are always amazing. One of my favorite blogs to follow (if not, my favorite!) Happy Holidays to you and your family.

babooshka said...

You have the arch and I have a bridge which I keep photographing. Some kind of weird obsession which visiting here helps me rationalise. So many excellent images of one subject.