On my last post, I promised you another big building with something on it, and here it is. This beautiful building is in downtown Staunton, Va., and was built in 1895. The huge umbrella on it really did have me singing in the rain when I saw it. Today, Duke & Fitzpenn are in it, selling English antiques. It was always called The Marquis Building, but of course now everyone just calls it The Umbrella Building. The umbrella was installed by a man who had a men's clothing store in the building. They say it is made from tin. But it looks nothing like tin, it looks real.
"He pulls water up out of the sea, distills it, and fills up his rain-cloud cisterns. Then the skies open up and pour out soaking showers on everyone. Does anyone have the slightest idea how this happens? How he arranges the clouds, how he speaks in thunder? Just look at that lightning, his sky-filling light show illumining the dark depths of the sea! These are the symbols of his sovereignty, his generosity, his loving care."Job 36