A wonderful piece of academic architecture connected to an astounding family cemetery plot.
The Zehnder mausoleum in Cave Hill is accompanied by bronze portraits envisioning a reunion in the après vie. Updated with a proposed design source from the Mazzone monument in Florence, Italy.
I can’t get enthused about the new Eisenhower Memorial.
Absolutely exceptional terracotta revetments decorate the Savannah Cotton Exchange.
A stunning architectural terracotta from Preston’s Hotel De Soto (1890) brightens the lobby of the 1968 replacement building.
An astounding ‘project’ commemoration for Theodore Steffen in Cave Hill Cemetery.
Come for the Gothic revival architecture but stay for the Neoclassical portrait busts on the façade!
Good light plus glass elements in public art = some intriguing shots.
This is the Dullest mausoleum I’ve ever seen.
A new appendix to this post explains how and, I think, why the Gerould figure is odd.
A Woodlawn monument to Antonio Fierro offers an opportunity to dig into fascist-communist fighting among Italian Americans in the early 1930s.
A lesser-known but still splendid collaboration by French and Bacon. Sounds like a delicious sandwich!
Bombings, antifascists, coal-mine collapses, and THE SCRANTONIAN SCULPTOR. Need ye more?
A fascinating knockoff of Bobbie Carlyle’s Self-made Man sculpture with a portrait head of the deceased! *Chef’s kiss*
Come for the attractive memorial but stay to find a seemingly lost work by a little-known New York artist, Charles Michael Angelo Lang.
An Olde Schoole female figure illustrates 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 in Rock Creek Cemetery.
An eternal guard watches over James McCormick’s grave.
What was once a chapel-undertaker’s-sexton’s house in Berwick, PA is now HELL HOUSE.
An original (or rare) take on the traditional scene of the Pietà in Moscow, PA.
Northeastern PA is very Catholic. But nothing prepared me to find an Our Lady of Fátima statue group!