Animation is a process.
With process, there is the trap of "routine".
Routine bugs me. It bugs me so much I change the path of my daily commute with regularity.
Lately I've been going one block over, one block south, one west for the JMZ train.
That gives me this greeting when I make the first turn.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church is a tiny treasure. Designed by J. C. Cady, responsible for the South Wing of the Museum of Natural History and the original (now demolished) Metropolitan Opera House.
It's a very interesting structure. The S. 5th street facade looks like a dominant church entrance, but it actually part of a compound of three buildings centered around the church.
The school house (not sure what it's used for today -not a school, clearly) even features intricate stained glass.
The brickwork is what draws me to this building, and the stained glass and other peculiarities are the reward.
These turrets are the greatest peculiarities. With the brick structure, Romanesque arches, and narrow ground level windows St. Paul's resembles an armory more than a church.
It's next door neighbor was demolished last year.
Revealing these beautiful arched stained glass windows.
Of course, it's neighbor was the Commodore Theater -I wish it were in operation while I've lived here.
But I did get to experience the premiere of a film I helped Ian Marshall on, a night that held much promise which now seems ancient history.