Thursday, February 21, 2013

Theme Thursday - Architecture

Okay, this week I wasn't going anywhere more exciting than our 1960s-style church (great parish, but hideous church), and I just couldn't bring myself to take a picture of the awkward brick crucifix-like sculpture, but they have a picture on the webpage:
 
 
RIGHT?  What even IS that???

So I dug through our old photos and found a few that sort of feature architecture...
 
Can you guess where we are here?
 
 
That's 1-year-old John Paul with me, 3 months pregnant with Cecilia.  Yes, those are maternity gauchos.  And yes, they're as comfy as they look.
 
 
Andrew captured a tiny bit of sunflare here!
 
But who's paying attention to buildings when you've got this little ham around!
 


Okay, go check out more pictures at Cari's!
 


19 comments :

  1. Oh my gosh, my first set of pictures were of MY hideous parish, too! But it was just too, too depressing (imagine your parish in photo negative. Where yours has that weird sticking out place, mine has weird sinking in places).

    These pictures are gorgeous. I can't figure out where you are. Where?

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    1. Who ever thought that relief/bas-relief BRICK sculptures should be a thing??? Thankfully, the creepiness of the sculpture is not a reflection on the rest of the parish :)

      The other pictures are on Notre Dame's campus, I figured there'd be at least a couple Catholics who recognized it!

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  2. Sweet little man! And that cross is hilarious. What were they thinking in the 1970s???

    The second and third photos are gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks!

      I'm so glad that architectural era is gone - whoever was making brown bricks in the 70s made a KILLING, and has hopefully realized the error of their ways...

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  3. Oh! These photos are good for the soul! I grew up in Sacred Heart Parish and received most of my sacraments there. My two oldest were also baptized there. My dad is still a professor at ND and every time I visit SB I always make it to the exact spot your cute little one is toddling. Thanks for the sentimental lift!

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    1. I knew there'd be someone on this link-up who recognized it!

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  4. Okay, that cute little man almost made me forget that strange brick feature! I wonder who agreed to do the masonry on that?

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    1. Hopefully someone who regrets that decision!

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  5. I love your photos, especially the second and third. Your little man John-Paul makes me smile. (I've got a JP too. :-)) The 70's brick thing? It reminds me of one of those movies about people possessed with demons and suddenly the brick would start to move outward and you'd see some demonic figure in the wall. Kinda scary. LOL.

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    1. YES! You're so right, it's from a horror film!

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    2. Holy cow...totally creeped out by the picture now!!!

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  6. I love the one of you pg w/ jp!

    The brick one is a little eeerrieee?

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    1. Definitely one of my favorite pictures of him, too - I can't believe he was that little!

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  7. You forgot the lamp that grows out of Mary's head, I think it is. That's pretty darned hideous. But yes, the parish is vibrant!

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    1. Hey, that Mary is at least traditional enough to show that it must not be a totally crazy parish!

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  8. Oh my. We have GOT to get in a visit to ND! We are so close(ish) yet still have never been. Gorgeous.

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    1. Make sure to go when the weather's nice.

      Wait for it.

      Wait for it.

      HAHAHAHAHAHA!

      Actually, I think there have been at least two times that I visited when it wasn't raining/snowing/freezing?

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  9. I love the pics and your little guy is too cute!

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  10. Ahhh!!! Love the ND pics! Are you a domer??

    Btw the weather in South Bend is kinda nice in August and maybe May...but the rest of the year it's winter there, haha!!

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