The Philippi Collection
- Dexter Philippi has amassed what is generally acknowledged as the world's largest collection of ecclesiastical headwear - Orthodox, Catholic, you name the religion.
Philippi's is a fascinating site (wish so much of it was not in German) and I was reminded of it by the photo, posted above, of Syracuse University Professor Ole Fanger, of blessed memory. In the photo, by the way, he is garbed in the ceremonial cape and headgear of the Portuguese university that awarded him a doctorate honoris causa for his ground-breaking work on air quality (yes, that is indeed an actual photo up above - not a gag).
stashko, you'll want to check out the site - it should put you right over the edge. Oh. sorry, you're already there you say?