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Old Aug 2, 2007, 12:19 AM   #1
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I happened to visit the little Iowa town of Grinnell. I was there, because my daughter was coaching at an ODP camp, but I was surprised at the number of interesting buildings.

The most intresting is known locally as "Sullivan's Jewelbox"



It was designed as a bank building by Louis Sullivan in the early 1900s. The front window is unique:






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Old Aug 2, 2007, 12:24 AM   #2
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The side facing the street had a series of stained glass windows, protected by metal poles:



A single winged lion guarded the entrance:



There is quite a lot of molded decoration:


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Old Aug 2, 2007, 12:31 AM   #3
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The building is now occupied by the chamber of commerce and is a visitor information center.








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Old Aug 2, 2007, 2:31 AM   #4
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Well done, Barbarian! These are very neat pictures of a tasteful architecture!

The clock, the front window which is actually unique while somehowreminiscent of rose window, itsstained glass view from interior also, the winged lion...are so impressive
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Old Aug 2, 2007, 5:02 PM   #5
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Sort of a cathedral to commerce. Very American.

BTW, my daughter saw your avatar, and said you resemble former MVP basketball star, Steve Nash.
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Old Aug 2, 2007, 5:51 PM   #6
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Having worked with young peoplewith rich associative faculties as a part ofmy job, I'm used tobeing resembled to some celebrities : )However, it is the first timeI hear aboutSteve Nashin this regard :G

Anyway, give my regards to your lovely daughter:|I guess she likes shooting, too!
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Old Aug 3, 2007, 6:41 PM   #7
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Excellent shots, really good subject mater......well done.............musket
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Old Aug 3, 2007, 8:16 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone for the comments. And Bahadir....


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Old Aug 4, 2007, 5:26 AM   #9
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Thanks for your courtesy, Barbarian :!:

I hope this doesn't cause a disappointment among my students who mostly resemble their dear professor to Antonio Banderas regardless of size:G

Anyway, you can tell your daughter that she's already been qualified for attending my lessons at summer school should she get in touch with Temple University : )

Cheers!


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Impressive series. Precise angles as always

(The Jewelox looks a bit like the vault building in Donald Duck)

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