Monday, May 7, 2012

Stone Ornaments

At the Conversion of St. Paul, Cleveland, Ohio, the convent addition has carved cherubs on the sandstone. If one looks carefully he can spy the sedimentary layers. The buff sandstone was quarried a few miles west south of Amherst, in Lorain County, Ohio. Here, on top rests a sparrow.
This stone ornament is on the original church building in 1875. The weathering of a century, and a third, and more has dissolved a nut eating squirrel. He could pass for a bear drinking a jug of honey.

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