Friday, August 19, 2016

CATHEDRAL OF THE MADELEINE

On our recent visit to Salt Lake City, I again did a shoot of the Cathedral of the Madeleine.  Even though Salt Lake City is fairly dominated by the LDS church, one of its most interesting religious venues, at least that is accessible, is the local catholic cathedral.  Built in 1909, the cathedral "suffers" from the architectural style popular during that time period, a style that emphasizes strong colors that can best be described as gaudy.   Even so, it is fun to visit such facilities and to try to capture in photos what they have to offer.  Interestingly, I was at the cathedral in May of 2015 and took many of the same shots as I did this time.  On this visit I had to wedge my photo taking between an early afternoon wedding and a late afternoon mass.  Here are some of the shots that I kept.

First, a couple of shots of the exterior of the main entrance, which is very traditional.



Here are a couple of shots of the interior from the rear of the nave that illustrate the strong colors.



In the second shot I wanted to showcase the trumpet components of the pipe organ jutting out from the front of the balcony.

Here is another shot of an interesting angel mural above the sanctuary.


And a closeup of that mural.


Here is the intricately decorated apse.


Sometimes it is important to look up, as in the following.




Here is a shot of the pipe organ above the rear of the nave that includes the rose window.


And a closeup of the rose window.


Finally, another of the major stained glass windows to the side of the sanctuary.


John

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful photos especially love the stained glass windows

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