Normally I am all about the old, crumbling-down-looking churches. I won’t lie, something just is not aesthetically pleasing to me about most churches built from about 1950 on (unless they were built to look like an old church). However, this all changes with the Chapel of St. Basil on the University of St. Thomas campus. Something about this chapel’s austere and stark beauty just draws me in. The clean lines and bright white color just please my eyes. Often while there are two of us at a wedding there, one of us can sneak out for a minute and capture some of the beauty of the space, especially if there is a full mass. The chapel was designed by acclaimed architect Philip Johnson.