The Things You Learn On Holidays

While looking at the impressive facade of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral, I noticed this headless statue holding its head and wondered its significance.

It turns out that statues holding their own heads, when found outside a church or cathedral, identify a Saint who was martyred or beheaded. They’re also known as cephalophores.

In the case of the above cephalophore I learned that this represents Denis the patron Saint of both Paris and France. He sounds like an interesting enough fellow.

But if I’m being completely honest, I was more drawn to the figure directly below Saint Denis.

I’m not going to lie folks.

That’s exactly what I look like when the server walks by with someone else’s food. #relatable

– Marla

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We’re Marla and Stephanie, two friends separated by a 12 hour drive but not much else. We love to travel. We also love food.

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