Access to the stage from the south stairs.
He loves, He hopes, He waits. If He came down on our altars on certain days only, some sinner, on being moved to repentance, might have to look for Him, and not finding Him, might have to wait. Our Lord prefers to wait Himself for the sinner for years rather than keep him waiting one instant. ⚜️ St. Julian Peter Eymard
Newel cap, fashioned in the shape of an artichoke (Cynara cardunculus L.) it's apex worn smooth by a thousand-plus hands. • In Greek myth, Zeus, king of the Gods, whilst visiting his brother Poseidon god of the sea, was swept away by love, at his first sight of the beautiful mortal Cynara who lived on the island of Zinaria in the Aegean Sea. To effectively make her his mistress and ensure she was close to him on Mount Olympus, he made her a goddess. However, Cynara hankered after her family and friends and would surreptitiously return to her home. Upon discovering this, Zeus in a fit of rage, flung her back to earth in the form of an artichoke. With a spectacular flower to match her beauty but with tough and prickly leaves to protect the sweet and delicious heart, the botanical name retains the legend of Cynara. #paris #paris8 #ironwork #bronze #ferronnerie #metal #metalwork #staircase #escalier #newelpost #newelcap #finial #artichoke #parisarchitecture #parisbuilding #parisinterior #architecturaldetail #historicalbuilding #findesiecle