Hansen: St. Cecilia Cathedral 'was built to last forever'
Hired to sculpt the crucified Jesus for the Spanish-style St. Cecilia Cathedral, Czech artist Albin Polasek from the Art Institute of Chicago created "Victorious Christ," who is looking upward from the cross instead of gazing down, in the traditional depiction. It was meant to reflect the optimism of the people who settled in Omaha.
Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 12:00 am
I am hurrying, unbuttoned coat flapping in the breeze as I jaywalk across 40th Street and jog toward an Omaha treasure that I don't have time to notice.
I am late. My new iPhone5 is buzzing and my boss is emailing and my to-do list is growing like bacteria under heat lamps and my brain is backflipping and, honestly, I don't even know what I'm doing here anyway.
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