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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Modernists go underground to continue their destructive paths

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"A friend of mine is planning a trip to Poland and she’d never heard of the famous St. Kingas chapel in the Wieliczka Salt Mine just outside of Krakow – so I Googled it for her and passed along the link.

This beautiful testament to faith was carved into the rock salt caverns by Polish miners beginning in the late 19th Century.  Even the chandeliers are made of salt.

It is a cultural treasure and a supreme artistic achievement.

But when you look a little closer, what you discover will — or should —  break your heart.  I’d always hoped that the wreckovators would go underground but this wasn’t what I had in mind."

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