This week, guest host Xenia Tran has chosen Sanctuary as the topic for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. I’m sorry, but I can’t help myself. Every time I hear the word Sanctuary I think of that most magical and moving moment in movie history when Charles Laughton as the Hunchback of Notre Dame rescues Esmeralda, carries her up to the bell tower and holding her aloft, cries, “Sanctuary! Sanctuary!” I cry every time I see it. I found a clip on You Tube, and if you haven’t already had the opportunity to see this, I strongly urge you to do so. Sanctuary – Charles Laughton
I’ve never been lucky enough to visit Notre Dame Cathedral in France but here are a few images that, for me, bring that supremely emotional moment to mind. The first two were taken at the Holy Hill Basilica in Wisconsin and the next two are in Temple Square, Utah. Also showing, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis and the Cathedral of St. Paul in Minnesota.