Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I still hate Christmas

I'll be happier when the ordeal of Christmas is over for another year.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Shelton's Newest Parking Lot

Shelton's newest parking lot

He's a lumberjack and he's ok!

Cold Feral Kitties

Saint Edwards Catholic Church

See my slide show of the destruction here. CLICK

Saint Edwards Catholic Church built in 1931 and designed by Paul Thiry, the "Father of Northwest Modernism" ,was destroyed in November of 2009.

The parish sold the lot to Mason County. Mason County stipulated in the sales contract that the parish had to tear the building down.

Mason County intends to use the property as a parking lot.

Paul Thiry went on to be the principal architect of the Seattle World's Fair, the Washington State Library in Olympia, the Frye Art Museum in Seattle as well as the preservation and planning of Washington D.C. and its Capitol Building.

Saint Edwards was heralded as one of his early works that he designed before he became famous.

A group who wanted to save the historical building got together and offered Mason County $350,000 for the land. In the end it was down to one commissioner who decided to say no.

Saint Edwards has been an important part of the local community for some people. People who were married and baptized in this building are sad to see it go.

Saint David's Church, built in 1948 sits on the same block but it is protected as an historical building and can not be torn down.

See my slide show of the destruction here. CLICK

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Just passing through

A Swedish cyclist passing through Shelton on her trip from L.A. to Alaska