Dreams and Decay (Dennis Aubrey)


I hear the ruin of all space, shattered glass and toppling masonry, and time one livid final flame. What’s left us then? James Joyce, Ulysses In reading this quote from Joyce, the image evoked by “one livid final flame” is the destruction of the Cathédrale Saint-Nazaire de Béziers where the heat grew so intense from […]

Signs of Invisible Loveliness (Dennis Aubrey)


“Any thinking person realizes that the appearances of beauty are signs of an invisible loveliness” (Pseudo-Dionysius, The Celestial Hierarchy, I.3) Today’s article is about the sublime Église Abbatiale Saint Vigor in Cerisy-la-Forêt, 25 miles due west of Caen. Saint Vigor is a fine example of the virile and energetic architectural style that emerged almost full-grown […]