Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tom: A Huge Fan of Gothic Architecture

Tom says: while in architecture school I took a course on Medieval architecture which covered the the Gothic era – the period from 1000 AD to 1400 AD.  I’ve been a huge fan of this architectural style ever since.  While I recognize that St. Patrick’s is Gothic Revival, I still appreciate the artistry and workmanship.  Anyway…thought you might enjoy the piece. 
Raymond Pepi / Building Conservation Associates View of St. Patrick's Cathedral's rose window in the organ loft
I was reminded by this article that St .Patrick’s was designed by James Renwick.  We are fortunate to have many buildings in D.C., designed by him, that survive – notably the original Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall, the eponymous Renwick Gallery near the White House and the Renwick Chapel in Oak Hill Cemetery.  There is also a structure in Kalorama on Columbia Road, NW that is now a McDonald’s of all things. 

St. Patrick's Cathedral Gets an Update Fit for the Pope

Nine years in the making, Murphy Burnham & Buttrick's restoration of the New York landmark wraps up just in time for the Pope Francis' visit next Thursday.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next