Milan is a very crowded city, with very little space. So when it came time to build a new church, St. Mary Near (or as I translate presso, up against) St. Satirus, the architects needed to be creative. St. Satirus… Continue Reading
Update: See a church in St. Louis based off architecture such as St. Ambrose’s. Located on the southwestern edge of the historic core of Milan, the Basilica of Saint Ambrose has foundations that go back to one of the Four… Continue Reading
The old walls of Roman Milan came by here, and due to most likely being incorporated into San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, this tower and another square one have survived barbarian invasions and the destruction of the original church. They… Continue Reading
For the next week, I will be showing sites around the northern Italian city of Milan, which is famous for many things, but not so much for its ancient Roman and Paleo-Christian past. I often feel that cities, such as… Continue Reading
I had the opportunity to visit a truly spectacular religious and historic site in Bologna the last time I was in Italy, the Complex of St. Stephen, which is a series of seven churches meant to be a recreation of… Continue Reading
Here it is: Club Imperial. If you are interested in buying it, the building is now available from the LRA.
Update: By the summer of 2019, the vast majority of the volunteer trees and thick underbrush has been cleared away by the cemetery association and volunteers. I’m so impressed by the hard work of volunteers who’ve been cleaning away underbrush.… Continue Reading
The house which sat on top of Sugar Load Mound has been demolished by the Osage Nation. The lower platform of the mound to the north still has one house left.
Update: See earlier Mississippian Culture effigy mounds in Iowa from October of 2018. Dramatic light framed the ruins of Cahokia, from Monk’s Mound above to other mounds arranged around the main plaza.
Update: See the parish of Sacred Heart here, also in Florissant. In the future, I’ll write more about the Shrine of St. Ferdinand, which possesses some of the oldest buildings in the metro area. For the time being, here are… Continue Reading