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possibilities. Ers *ANIMALS DEVOURING PREY THAT ADORN THE CATHEDRALS OF CAHORS *devouring rey that adorn the cathedrals of Cahors Carcassonne and she explores a limestone uarry from where these great slabs of stone were hewn a thousand years ago She walks the routes of ilgrimages testaments to the tenacity of human hope meeting eople along the way and savoring the local food and wine Above all she journeysNew Possibilities. Ers
deep into the strange relationship of the sexually incompatible Lucy andinto the strange relationship of the sexually incompatible Lucy and following them to Donegal where their marriage was to end tragically and mysteriously on the cliffs of Inishbofin. .
T a close look at what makes art Ible and nightmares rams laying harps and devils eating men's brains; a female centaur ulling a mermaid's hair; women suckling snakes at their breasts For the Porters these were images of an imagined world that unlocked secrets of the 11th century but menacingly cast a dark shadow over their marriage In The Slow Breath of Stone Pamela Petro rents
a car and using the Porter's hotographs and Lucy's journal as her map retraces their journey through thecar and using the Porter's hotographs and Lucy's journal as her map retraces their journey through the landscapes of the Rouergue She visits the beautiful and disturbing sculptures of monst. .
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More than just a travel memoir bu. An absorbing travel book a meditation on geology hotography Romanesue art and the romance of hysical decline The Slow Breath of Stone throws a mirror on Europe of the Middle Ages and its hold on us today In the years following the devastations of the world
war a young American couple Kingsley and Lucy Porter traveled to southa brilliant young American couple Kingsley and Lucy Porter traveled to south France to document the abbeys and basilicas of the Romanesue eriod Their extraordinary hotographs revealed some of the most feverishly inventive stonescapes in Europe stories chiselled from the ,