Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal

Erected between 1824 and 1826, the Notre Dame Basilica was at the time the largest church in North America. The twin bell towers stand 66m high, the internal height from the floor to ceiling is more than 24 metres.

Make sure to click on the photo to see the larger version, the interior is truly impressive. I can’t help but wonder how the designers missed Mathew 5:5 ‘Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land’. Their pride does not stop at the paintwork as the enormous organ has over 7000 pipes, no wonder Celion Dion chose to be wed here.

We have now seen the Ottawa and Montreal Notre Dame Basilicas, Quebec also has one and of course Paris. We should be able to make a good series of prints following this trip.

-Simon

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