Lindell Boulevard from North Boyle Avenue to Kingshighway

Proceeding further west on Lindell Boulevard, we see both well-preserved stretches of historic architecture and utterly obliterated streetscape. There are those stunning townhouses, which I would love to own if I didn’t have to worry about a car driven by a man-child flying into my living room every day. And then there’s the former of…

Odds and Ends from the Winter of 2022

Occasionally I build up some photos that don’t really go with anything else, and I present them to you here. Above is a nice house on Lemp Avenue across from the brewery that is now an AirBnB. For the longest time, it was a band practice space. Moving across the old St. Louis Commons to…

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Interior

The interior of the cathedral is a simple, basilica style church with no transepts or side aisles, and a rectangular apse at the end, flanked by two colonnades in the Ionic order. The high altar is dominated by a huge mosaic of the Madonna of the Immaculate Conception, with the Latin Inscription, “There is no…

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Exterior

The exterior of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception follows the Doric Order, in an interesting late, or as I might call it, terminal Beaux-Arts interpretation of the Greek Revival designed Joseph William McCarthy. Of course, it is architecture adapted for the modern world, as Greek temples did not have windows, whether on the side…

New Cathedral, Interior, January 2022

Whew, we’re back and I’m going to celebrate by showing you my photos I took with my new fisheye lens that I inherited from my friend Mike that I’ve known since 1986. He moved to the Big Island of Hawai’i, and the harbor is very shallow, so everything has to be shipped by freighter into…

Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Indianapolis

The Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul was the only cathedral I was not able to enter due to Monday being the Labor Day holiday, but I was still able to view the exterior, which dominates Meridian Avenue north of downtown Indianapolis. The front faade is placed close to the street, so it sticks out…

St. Joseph Cathedral, Columbus, Ohio

St. Joseph’s Cathedral east of downtown Columbus is an interesting church, with construction beginning in 1866. But it changed plans over the years, with the original brick composition changed to stone. Columbus is a diocese, since the nearby city of Cincinnati is the Archdiocese of the Ecclesiastical Province of Cincinnati. I really like the exterior,…

Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati

We head across the Ohio River into Cincinnati and come to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, which is perhaps one of the more uniquely named seats of an archbishop in the United States. It is a very old building, whose cornerstone was laid in 1841, but has received an extensive renovation in…