|Expulsion of Huguenots from La Rochelle, 1661.|
|Conversion of Paul on the road to Damascus, a painting by Hans Speckaert, 1570s. Never was |
a conversion more dramatic or more crowded; no room for quiet contemplation here.
|A Pentecostal service.|
Peter van der Sluijs
|Luis Palau preaching.|
Asociación Luis Palau
|A Roman Catholic Mass. Very High Church, quiet, traditional, dignified.|
|A pagan handfasting ceremony, celebrating a wedding or betrothal.|
|Saint Patrick's, as seen from Rockefeller Center.|
Coming soon: How New Yorkers spurned powdered wigs and knee britches and took to pantaloons, and the French language preceded English in Manhattan. How fifty thousand New Yorkers -- a third of the city -- turned out to greet a visiting Frenchman (and it wasn't General de Gaulle). Why did the Empress Eugénie adopt the hoopskirt -- what was she trying to hide? And what did Congress have against french fries? All this, and more, under the aegis of the tricolore.