Thursday, January 08, 2009

Episcopium et Curia: the chancery...








This is how to build a chancery. Strong form. Latin title on the front. Balcony for the Bishop (or the Pope on visit) to greet the flock in times of need, etc. This photo was taken in the Swiss resort town of Lugano, on Lake Lugano.


6 comments:

Robin Ward said...

Note the heraldic privilege of Swiss bishops to use an archiepiscopal hat in their coat of arms, as they are directly under the Holy See and have no ecclesiastical provinces.

Doug said...

The font looks somewhat heavy-handed, almost fascist. Anyone agree?

Anonymous said...

love fascist architecture my dream would be to live in EUR and hear the Old Mass in that severe chilly looking church of sts peter and paul

Anonymous said...

sort of beau arts rennaisance with masculine letters to show whos in charge.

fr. A.R. said...

Absolutely fascist architecture, I personally dislike it, as many italians, mainly for historical reasons. Much better renaissance or gothic and even neogothic, yet the building looks impressive and strong (not minimalist as with post-conciliar chuch art)

JPSonnen said...

Well, I admit that I like this Gotham City look.