Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Basilica Tour

Ran across an interesting story recently about the Russian military blowing up their weapons. Literally.

Which was followed closely by this story about street artist Joshua Allen Harris. I put his video here, as well (see below).


On a Spring Break trip, a group from our college had gone to Italy. One day we were standing just inside St. Peter's Basilica, the second largest church in the world.

The guide explained, "To put it in American terms, this church is so large that no man on earth, living or historical, could hit a baseball from one end to the other. Not Mark McGwire, not Henry Aaron, not even Babe Ruth."

My group stared in wonder for a few quiet moments at the beautiful marble sculptures, intricate paintings, and glorious mosaics all around the enormous structure.

Then a small voice in the back said, "You mean they actually let you hit baseballs in here?"

[Joe's Clean Laffs]


WORDS for YOUR WEEK: "Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better." (André Gide)


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The promised video, please forgive the 30-second ad. Can't be helped.

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