Saturday, April 4, 2009
Squint Shot 040409
Our buildings aren't necessarily guarded with gargoyles or lions . . . but more like a peaceful fleur-de-lis, translated from French as "lily flower." French settlers brought this symbol with them, on their flags, as they formed communities in Canada. As the French eventually came across the border to Detroit (which is another French word meaning "strait), their traditions and symbols helped to shape architecture here in Michigan.How wonderful this symbol caps the pillars on each side of Sweet Sensations.