Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, St Petersburg

St. Isaac's Cathedral is the largest church in the city​, but few visit it compared to the Winter Palace and the Hermitage.It was built between 1818 and 1858, by the French-born architect Auguste Montferrand, ​ under command of the Tsar who wanted it to be one of the most impressive landmarks of the Russian Imperial … Continue reading Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, St Petersburg

Duomo di Milano, Milan, Italy

The Milan Cathedral or Duomo di Milano is one of the largest churches in the world.  It definitely looks impressive in this picture.  It is a  gorgeous mass of marble which houses 135 spires and 3,400 statues.   It has a rather Antonio Gaudi feel with all the gingerwork spirally around.It was started in 1386.  Initially it was a … Continue reading Duomo di Milano, Milan, Italy

Architect Donald Wexler reposes, 89

I like Wexler's work. I try to highlight notable Americans obituaries, that last gasp into someone's life, for inspiration and edification.  Donald Wexler, died on Friday, June 26, 2015, at his Palm Desert home.  He is probably the last, if not last  American steel and glass architect.   He was 89. His son Gary confirmed his … Continue reading Architect Donald Wexler reposes, 89