Mark Sullivan is correct!

Link via Mark’s blog. The sculpture that has replaced the simulacrum of Saddam Hussien was inspired by various church tabernacles in Northern VA.

Now, let me guess – that’s the Trinity right?

Categorized as Amusements

St. Bingo, pray for us!

From Holland’s De Telegraaf:

BREDA – For the first time in its 700-year existence, the former Norbertine nuns’ cloister, later the Cloister Barracks on Cloister Square in Breda, has a public function. After two years of renovation at a cost of 55 million Euros, Holland Casino Breda opens its doors to the public on Friday.
With a gaming area of 13,000 square meters, it is the largest casino in Europe. In renovating the Cloister Barracks, architect Dirk Jan Postel arranged everything so as to preserve the character of the cloister building. For example, several secco paintings discovered during the restoration of the chapel were spared destruction and restored.

Considering that this is Holland, I wouldn’t be surprised if the cloister and the casino were operated simultaneously. And in America, who knows what’s possible? :-)
(Thanks to The Antipodean for finding the story.)