Shofuso Japanese House is a traditional 17th century home that reflects the tradition and history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia. Shofuso was designed by Junzo Yoshimura in 1953 to be a part of the exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. The house was built in Nagoya, Japan using traditional materials and techniques. … More Shofuso Japanese House
If you step into Macy’s department store in Philadelphia, you will have a big surprise waiting for you. One whole wall of the 7-story court is occupied with the largest pipe organ in the world. Known as the Wanamaker Organ, it is played at least twice a day from Monday to Saturday, with many additional … More Surprise Organ Music at Macy’s / WPC
The cathedral of Saint Patrick was built by Irish immigrants in 1826. The altar was patterned after Bernini’s altar in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The forty four stained glass windows are imported from Munich, Germany. In my travels around Europe I have seen many churches like this … More Harrisburg – Cathedral of Saint Patrick
Front Street houses have a wonderful view of the river and from the other side Susquehanna looks equally wide 🙂
Bridges over the Susquehanna, on a sunny day, in Harrisburg, PA.
A few architectural details before we leave Wroclaw 🙂 There is so many of them, but I chose only two: a set of elaborately decorated windows and the apartment building with wrought iron balconies that give it the feeling of being covered with lace. If you ever visit Wroclaw I encourage you to look up … More Streets of Wroclaw XII
Today we cast the last view on Wroclaw and its beautiful architecture. You have joined me on many walks through its streets and I hope you have enjoyed it 🙂 It was a pleasure for me to show you this city, one of my absolute favorites, and one that never fails to astonish me.
This is one of the buildings of the University of Wroclaw – one of the biggest in Poland. Founded in 1702 it is one of the oldest college level institution in Europe. Many of the buildings are old, with elaborate architecture, beautiful to look at and I am sure a pleasure to study in. I … More Streets of Wroclaw XI