Saturday, October 15, 2011

Building Detail (288/365)

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No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.

John Ruskin (English Writer and Critic of art, architecture, and society, 1819-1900)

TIME:  4:43 PM
PLACE:  Corner of Abend & Mascoutah Ave.
SUBJECT:  Flower detail on building

HH and I went to a fundraiser this afternoon for the restoration of the Gustave Koerner home.  It was a “Bier Tasting Garden” and there were several specialty imported seasonal beers to drink and bratwurst, pretzels, cheeses and sausages to eat.  It was a beautiful sunny afternoon and perfect weather for sitting outside and drinking a beer or two.  The county historical society had purchased a building that sits catty-corner from the home that is being restored.  They eventually plan to use the building as a gift shop and educational center for the Koerner home.  This detail is on a column on that building.