Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Most Pure Heart of Mary, Shelby

See what a master of the art can do with brickwork? Glorious. That recessed arch over the entrance is fantastic. Looks like there's good stone accents, too. All that's missing is a bell tower ( This one cries out for an Italian campanile. ) but you can't have everything. Overall, grade A.
The interior is even better. Shades of Romanesque Ravenna ( The Italian one, not the one at the other end of the state. ) Look at those columns and the design work over the arches. Hope the murals haven't been mucked about with. This one's a gem.