Tuesday, August 04, 2009
St. Louis Cathedral Basilica
One of the new sites we stopped at while in St. Louis was the Cathedral Basilica. Wow! Here are a few of the highlights.......
The sanctuary (looking to the back from near the front.)
One of the side chapels.
View of altar dome from back.
Another of the four side chapels.
I've never seen such a variety of tpes of marble, mosaic work and gold gilding in my life! I didn't document which year the Pope visited and celebrated mass here to give the church its cathedral/basilica designation. Also failed to realize there was a museum in the basement r.e. the mosaic work. What we did see however, was breathtaking!