left Mary, Joseph and the
baby Jesus at the manger,
encircled by a mule and Ox.
are three portals to the Nativity
fašade. The central portal is a
celebration of creation, with the
birth of Jesus being the central
theme. Along with the carvings of
angels, shepherds and Magi can
be found animals, plants, and
stars. If you look closely, you
will also see words scrawled
among the statuary proclaiming
the glory of God.
photograph of the creation portal.