Friday, November 21, 2008

Untold Beauty Indeed

There's an interesting article entitled Saving Buffalo's Untold Beauty in the New York Times, but I challenge you to find the word "church." The way the caption to above image reads, it's as if they don't even exist. The author suggests that "the architects who worked [in Buffalo] were among the first to break with European traditions to create an aesthetic of their own, rooted in American ideals about individualism, commerce and social mobility."

I suppose that take on Buffalo architecture leaves little room for "European traditions" like Christianity. To correct the record, here are some pictures, chock full o' churches, that I took this summer.