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Saturday, February 25, 2017

New Orleans Cathedral


St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans in the oldest cathedral in the US.  The parish was founded in 1720.


The inside is not as spectacular as European cathedrals but then again it's much younger.  Maybe by the time it reaches the age of those it too will be covered in gold.



It was a quiet refuge from the hub hub of the French Quarter.




But here's a strange juxtaposition - right outside the doors of the cathedral are palm and tarot card readers.




12 comments:

Tom said...

...spectacular!

Cynthia said...

I've seen the outside but not the inside. How beautiful!

Jim said...

Wonderful cathedral.

Bill Nicholls said...

Awesome looking cathedral, I love the sound mirror behind the pulpit

Klara S said...

Three spires... Beautiful and old enough, even for Europeans.

bettyl-NZ said...

What a fabulous looking church! It's so unique and gorgeous. The inside isn't too shabby, either.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful photography of New Orleans church ~ fond memories of the church and area ~ my son went to Tulane and we visited frequently ~ thanks,

Wishing you a special week ~ ^_^

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great photos. I visited the church last year and you are right it is a refuge from all the craziness outside.

Photo Cache said...

I was lucky to visit New Orleans a few years ago and took the same shot as you.

Worth a Thousand Words

Betsy Adams said...

Sounds like that you all didn't care for New Orleans much... I lived there for about 4 years in the 80's ---and loved learning and being a part of the history in that area. We lived down St. Charles Ave --and didn't spend much time in the 'touristy' French Quarter... BUT---when we had company we always would take them to visit that area. I love hearing the local music when we are in the Quarter... I also love visiting the cathedral. There is some awesome EATING there ---but you have to do your research to find the good places which the 'locals' love...

Tourist areas always seem to turn me off (including what has happened in the Sevierville and Pigeon Forge areas of the Smokies)... We love Gatlinburg --but mostly we just love hiking an roaming around in the mountains...

Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

It may not be as spectacular as European buildings but it looks very unique to me. Reminds me of a church I saw in Philadelphia. #OurWOrldTUesday

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

Beautiful place. Lovely to see!

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