Elegance in Simplicity
This is the St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church. Well, not entirely ...
There's an interesting story about this medieval Spanish Monastery built in the 12th Century in Segovia, Spain. A portion of the church (chapter house and refectory) was purchased by William Randolph Hearst in 1925 and it was dismantled, loaded into 11,000 crates and shipped to New York. Due to financial hardship, the pieces of the church sat in a warehouse until 1952 when they were purchased by Raymond Moss and William Edgemon, who eventually reassembled them on the site of a small plant nursery in North Miami Beach, Florida.
Besides being the oldest European-built structure in the Western Hemisphere, it maintains it's simple elegance and beauty.
North Miami Beach, Florida
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