Monday, November 25, 2013

It stains my soul with color

I went to Macon for the second time a couple of weeks ago. That place is an architectural gold mine. When I found four places listed on the National Register, I thought I'd gone to heaven, but when I tried looking up a particular house online, a gorgeous confection on the corner of Spring and Georgia, I learned that there are more than six thousand properties listed on the National Register in Macon alone. I was quickly brought back to earth. I have a lot of work to do to see more of what survived Sherman's army.

One beautiful place is St. Joseph's Catholic Church. It was built from 1899-1903, was designed by Brother Cornelius Otten, features a domed cupola, flying buttresses (not so sure about that), stained glass windows from Bavaria, and a high altar of Carrara marble.

Here's a photographic serenade to this wonderful building:

Thought of the day:

...I'm innocent still - inside me are stained glass windows that have never been broken - and when I see your light it stains my soul with color ... (John Geddes, A Familiar Rain)