Alan posing for me at the Chinese gate at the Botanical Gardens. One of our dates to Avery Island, LA about 13 years ago; I had him pose at a similar gate. This time he has a beard and he is my husband.
Last Sunday, we brought a friend to the airport in St. Louis. We all got to take a tour of the Basilica there. Words cannot express the beauty of the mosaics in this church.
The liturgical balcony is 2 stories tall
The best, the Pieta. I got to touch the bronze copy of Michelangelo stunning sculpture.You are allowed to.Probably will be the only time in my life, I can touch a sculpture by my favorite artist.
You can see where people have touched the sculpture over the years. The knee, the cut, Mary's hand.
This Basilica was like stepping into a jeweled box.