My own decorating style leans towards rustic but when I visit Paris I’m delighted that there’s evidence of the ornate in so many places. Not just in the obvious venues like churches and museums but also in the curve underneath a bridge, a stairway leading to a restaurant in an alley, or a gate on a side street.
Beauty isn’t just there for tourists, it also exists for shoppers in a mall, the pedestrian on their way to run errands, a student walking to school, or clerks making their way to work through a crowded sea of traffic and people.
All of it, I suspect, inspired by nature’s artistry, as seen here in Monet’s garden at Giverny.
There’s no artist more ornate or more accomplished than our Creator.