Friday, July 30, 2010

Beautiful Irony

I love Netflix streaming. If you don't have it, I highly recommend it.

Anyway, I was watching this really well done episode of a PBS documentary on the Medici today (don't laugh...we really need to do a better job of covering the Middle Ages/Renaissance this time around). They were talking about Brunelleschi's dome on the top of the Florence Cathedral, and how many things he did to make that dome happen -- in an age where they had forgotten how to make concrete, and on a building that had been waiting over a century for that dome. When they showed Brunelleschi putting in the last brick of the dome -- in a documentary that is entirely about the Italian Renaissance......they played Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus."

Lets hear it for the Germans!!! (or Engish!!) or the Baroque!!


Rev. James Leistico said...

not sure if Handel was Lutheran, or just trained by one. Either way, more irony.

The Rebellious Pastor's Wife said...

Yeah, me either.