Dienstag, 11. Februar 2014
St Martin Tower - we do need more offices here! more more more
So why the fuck did they name it after Saint Martin?
He is the patron saint of beggars (because of his sharing his cloak), wool-weavers and tailors (also because of his cloak), soldiers (or some emphasise infantrymen, although how either is reconciled with his having become a conscientious objector is unexplained), geese (some say because they gave his hiding place away when he tried to avoid being chosen as bishop, others because their migration coincides with his feast), vintners and innkeepers (because his feast falls just after the late grape harvest), and France.