Urban landscapes: in the midst of epic silence
NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, OTTAWA, ONTARIO
I photographed the exterior a year earlier, but it was too late in the day to get inside. I remedied that a few days ago and was absolutely gobsmacked at the stunning interior. The cathedral is the oldest and largest church in this city, which is Canada’s capital. It was designed a national historic site in 1990.
The main structure was completed in 1846 and the entire building was renovated and restored in the 1990s. Governor General Georges Vanier and Prime Minister Sir Wilfred Laurier were given state funerals here.
One of the many things I like about cathedrals like this is they encourage silence and contemplative prayer, which are rarely found in our culture today.
Nikon D7100, tripod.
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