Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Fried Egg Theory of Cathedral Windows

Christopher Howse in The Telegraph:

In his tremendously entertaining new book, How England Made the English: From Hedgerows to Heathrow, Harry Mount mentions the effect of climate on the fenestration of churches. Big windows in hot countries would fry the people at Mass, he says, so they made them small.

Our own Diocese of Orange is about to discover the truth of the  matter one way or the other.  The "Crystal Cathedral", doncha know.

It may not matter, though.  Even if the parishioners are fried, so many people out here seem to enjoy being fried.  I don't happen to be one of them, but I'm probably in the minority.   Again.