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Favorite cathedrals.

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Connemara, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    Art and architecture are two great legacies of religion (particularly Christianity). Cathedrals are just awe-inspiring. Post your favorites. I've always been fond of Winchester. It's quite sad that so many of the English cathedrals are a shadow of their former selves. We can thank the Protestants for ruining much of the beauty within these structures. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. JetBlast

    JetBlast Senior member

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    Cathedrals are IMO the most unbelievably beautiful form of architecture. Amiens [​IMG] Koln [​IMG] Metz [​IMG] St Patricks (photo self-plug) [​IMG] I'll also self-plug a photo of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, only because I have one [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Hany

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    Montreal's Cathedral Marie-Reine-du-Monde
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    ^^ Great choice.

    Montreal has two large cathedrals within a few blocks of one another downtown. At lunch hour, businessmen stream out of their office buildings to the ringing of churchbells.
     
  5. RyJ Maduro

    RyJ Maduro Senior member

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    Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

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    Our Lady of Victory, Lackawanna, NY

    I'll also self-plug a photo of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, only because I have one [​IMG]
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    This is where I most often hear Mass when in Maryland.
     
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    St. Marko in Venice
    Very spooky and ancient looking building especially inside. Typical Original Christian church that has Byzantine and Greek feel to it.

    Runner up is St. Peter in Vatican, incredibly peacefull and comfortable albeit giagantic interior.
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    Our Lady of Victory, Lackawanna, NY
    Awesome. Not necessarily a cathedral, but a Basilica if you want to nitpick. Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows, Chicago: [​IMG]
     
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    I am torn on the idea of cathedrals. They are pretty to look at though.
     
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    Cathedral Basilica of St Louis [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    chartres [​IMG] Mormon temple, kensington, md [​IMG]
     
  12. ConcernedParent

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati, OH
     
  14. JetBlast

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    Mormon temple, kensington, md

    Fack how could I forget the Mormon Temple [​IMG] It's too bad access to the sanctuary is limited to Mormons only.
     
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    how come no one has said the Doumo yet?

    seriously guys
     
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    how come no one has said the Duomo yet?

    seriously guys


    FTFY [​IMG]

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    My current favorite is Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia, in Barcelona Spain. (When they finish it ... whenever that may be!) I saw it this past summer during my jaunt through Europe.
     
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    Felt like bumping this thread.

    Coutances
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    Nantes
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    Southwark, if for nothing else its location
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  20. ConcernedParent

    ConcernedParent Senior member

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    No love for this English bastardization?

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