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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Take my breath away!

I love beautiful buildings! The stuff they build today is sterile, emasculated, and boring like this building for instance. Just look at it! It looks like a giant cement block with windows. No personality at all.

Old buildings have beauty, craftsmanship, and are interesting. Springfield is very historic, and here are some of the beautiful buildings in the downtown area.

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Cathedral of Immaculate Conception.

There is a lot of construction going on around the cathedral because they are making it handicap accessible.

This is the Franklin Insurance Building. I wonder how long it will be before they are required to sandblast this quote, which says:
"God grant that not only the love of liberty, but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere and say that this is my country."
Benjamin Franklin

This is the Illinois Supreme Court. I am sure it gets plenty of business.

1 comment:

  1. I love those old buildings! I really don't understand, either, why all the "modern" architecture has to be so cold, impersonal and square. Perhaps we have Frank Lloyd Wright to thank for that. But even our dwellings are clipped and clean lined. Give me a verandah! (Princess Maggie wants a balcony for her birthday. Can you imagine? On our trailer house....)