Friday, November 9, 2007
My iTunes: Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered by Celine Dion
It's becoming harder and harder to find picturesque little chapels in this area. American architecture has been heavily influenced by modern artistic trends and because the turn-around rate for buildings is so high, very few buildings have any history. If a sports stadium is 8 years old, it's time to tear it down and build another. If you ever run across something that is 100 years old, you're shocked at how long it has lasted. But visit some cities in Europe, like Assisi, Italy, for example, and you'll hear buildings that were built in the 1400's referred to as "the new buildings." That's one reason I like this little chapel. It still has character and it looks so picturesque. It's not quite like the cathedrals I love in Europe, but it's better than most buildings in America.