[Cz-L] Re: czernowitz-l digest: August 02, 2008

From: E. & G. Weissmann <EGWeissmann_at_gmx.net>
Date: Sun, 03 Aug 2008 11:59:15 +0200
To: Czernowitz Genealogy and History <czernowitz-l_at_list.cornell.edu>
Reply-to: "E. & G. Weissmann" <EGWeissmann_at_gmx.net>

Czernowitz Genealogy and History digest schrieb:
> CZERNOWITZ-L Digest for Saturday, August 02, 2008.
> Subject: Re: [Cz-L] Popovici plaque authorized
> From: Fichblue_at_aol.com
> Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2008 07:26:02 EDT
> X-Message-Number: 1
> I have been traveling and so have not had a chance to comment on the
> developments on the plaque.
> Granite is a far more durable stone than marble.
> Acid rain accelerates the deterioration of marble considerably. Granite is
> far harder as a material, which contributes considerably to its durability.
> Speaking as an architect who also has a little bit of experience carving stone,
> I advocate strongly for granite so that this memorial can be as enduring a
> testimony as possible.
> Eytan Fichman
> In a message dated 7/29/2008 1:05:53 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> mirtaylo_at_indiana.edu writes:
> We can choose either a black granite or a white marble plaque.
> The price for each is the same and depends on size. There is an additional
> charge for the inscription, which is priced per letter and also by the type
> of letters, Cyrillic letters cheaper and Latin letters, more expensive.
> If we choose the white marble, the letters will be painted gold, which
> further raises the price.
> Because the plaque will be larger than I originally thought, I currently
> do not have an exact price quote. But I am sure that the cost of a plaque
> containing only the inscriptions and neither a carving of the head
> of Popovici, nor other ornamentation, will easily be within the range of
> the sum, I know members of the list are willing to contribute.
> Of the two types of stone, I am inclined to choose the black granite.
> The gold used to paint the letters on white marble, will in time wear off.

Eytan is right, granite is more durable. However, I had thought of white
marble with black letters, which are more legible and also more durable
than gold.
What writing would be suitable for black granite? Gold of course! -
Mimi should decide on the spot, and not forget, everything is more
expensive for foreigners.

Eduard & Gabriele Weissmann
E-Mail: EGWeissmann_at_gmx.net
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