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June 05, 2007

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Stryder

Wow, it's beautiful.

If you're ever in this neck of the woods I'll show you around the National Cathedral in Washington DC. It's quite remarkable and has some interesting gargoyles and a lovely bishop's garden that in the old days was the scene of much debauchery but is presently more of a place of pleasant reverie.

Even the Godless (tm) like myself can appreciate the serene beauty.

Juanita La Salle

Great pictures! It's hard to get the interiors, with little light.

LC

Those northern north americans have got it all over us southerners for design: that altar, the organ! Fabulous! The message is right: "Forget tradition; move on!"

Kieran

Hi, the altar with the carved wooden back is that the in the same church? Is it a side altar - looks completely different from the back lit blue altar piece...

riannan

Indeed, the backlit altar is in the main church, the all-wood part is in the chapel behind the main church. It says (http://www.patrimoine-religieux.qc.ca/bndmtl/bndmtle.htm) that the former was not suitable for intimate marriages and ceremonies, so they built the chapel...so intimate that it holds up to 1000 people.

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