Date of publication: 2017-09-14 20:07
He mentions Seattle University 8767 s Chapel of St. Ignatius, the Chapel of St. Basil at the University of St. Thomas in Houston and St. John 8767 s Abbey in Collegeville, Minn. He also cites the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco, which some locals refer to as 8775 Our Lady of Maytag 8776 because its dome looks like the agitator of a washing machine.
I am glad to see this. So many of the new Catholic churches are looking like Protestant. Also, I am saddened by the fact that the Tabernacle is being removed from the Sanctuary, and placed, in many cases, at the rear of a church. One church that I attended had it in the rear in a chapel. I sat in the chapel, and when the Mass was over, many people exited through the chapel, but not one genuflected to Our Lord.
Unfortunately what you see is allready past, The current government has changed the facades of the buildings into 8775 baroque a la Skopje 8776 . Many statues all around with no Connection to each other, and new heavy make ups of the buildings. Just google Skopje 7569 Project and you will see the kitsch and disney-like makeover of the city core.
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I can understand a complaint like the tabernacle being misplaced or the baptism fount but when we speak of placements of elements in a church we are no longer speaking of style but of typography. I would agree that we must keep a certain typography that goes best with the Liturgy and the Sacraments but their are very few modern style churches that break the typography just like there a few historic churches that break the typography. That is not to say that we should limit an architect from proposing an even more effective way of organizing a church to follow the Liturgy.
Hey Noelle, yes, there 8767 s definitely a little more 8775 style 8776 to many of the buildings in Skopje from this era, as opposed to some of the harsher examples I 8767 ve photographed in other cities throughout the Balkans. And I agree, the government should preserve, and capitalise, on what they have and be proud of it.
Thanks for the kind words Marija. Yes, I guess one of the points is that personal tastes do change but once you destroy your heritage it 8767 s gone forever. Not everyone likes this style of architecture, but not everyone likes the new Baroque structures either. I think Skopje should be able to have both!
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Wow, another cool set of pictures. I 8767 m intrigued by the more cosmic/spacey look of these buildings, compared to the other cities you 8767 ve photographed brutalist buildings. I don 8767 t know, I think you may be converting me to a fan of this style of architecture. It 8767 s such a shame about the government trying to 8775 re-write 8776 the history. All of it, good and bad, has brought Macedonia to where it is today. All of it is part of their identity, the government needs to learn how to embrace it all and the lessons to be learned from it. Not that my country has been perfect in this department, but it 8767 s always better to be real than to, pick and choose what you present to the world.
In 6986, the Pittsburgh department-store owner Edgar J. Kaufmann commissioned Wright to build a holiday home on his family's vast holdings in Pennsylvania. Wright chose a woody site crossed by a stream, the course of which runs over the irregular shape of large boulders. Wright decided to place what would become the masterpiece of his organic architecture alongside the stream, on a rocky ledge directly over the falling water.
I am very familiar with all the buildings, and yes especially with the Post Office. Not only you stayed in the same building, it is possible you stayed in our apartment (as my dad has been renting it for a while) and the photo that you have is the exact view that we have from our living room, bedrooms
Even if some people are criticizing 8775 Skopje 7569 8776 , believe me it 8767 s safe to say NO ONE longs for the 8775 Brutal 8776 architecture. It just never got 8775 under our skin 8776 . It was something that was forced on us. I would take Skopje 7569 any time over the brutal architecture
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I live in Skopje, and I must say with a great sadness in my heart,all that you saw is being brutally changed, and the face of the buildings is covered with some really bad 8775 BAROQUE 8776 style by the government. Skopje was never baroque! We were deep under the Ottoman influence. There were maybe 8,9, maybe 5 buildings in 8775 baroque 8776 , but those were the houses, or residential apartments for the European ambassadors. This is way so wrong what they are doing to this city. But the people that live in Skopje, can 8767 t do anything!!!