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The 10 Most Beautiful Libraries in the United States

We already looked at libraries in all the major continents, but there were so many great ones in the United States that the article featuring libraries in North America had to leave many beautiful buildings out. Now’s the time to share some of the stunning libraries that might not make it in the top 10 [...]

The Stained Glass Windows of Grossmünster Cathedral

At first glance, these appear to be conventional stained-glass windows with a modern design, but the components of the windows are a bit unusual: The site of the Grossmünster has been a place of Christian worship since the late 3rd century… Now the Grossmünster has been enriched with twelve exquisite windows by Sigmar Polke… He has [...]

The Mystery of the Michelin Windows

A replica of the “Semelle” window The Michelin Man aka Bibendum was featured in three stained glass windows when the Michelin tire company set up business in its Fulham Road location in London in 1911. However the beautiful art deco windows were removed in 1939 at the beginning of WWII and taken to another Michelin location [...]