Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica of Ottawa

26 Aug

Grand Entrance of the Notre Dame Cathedral

The Notre Dame Cathedral is the largest and oldest standing Catholic church in Ottawa, capital of Canada. The building’s structure was constructed between 1841 and 1865, and the interior ornamentation, from 1876 to 1885. The exterior of the Notre Dame Cathedral is characterized by its two tall, shimmering, tin-tops, with a golden statue of Holy Mary standing in between.


Holy Mary and the Twin Tin-Tops

The interior of the church has many stunning features, including elaborate wooden carvings, colorful stained-glass windows, Gothic arches and terraces supported by narrow columns, not to mention the indigo ceiling sprinkled with gleaming stars. As some may say, “The Devil is in the Details”.


Interior Architecture of the Notre Dame Cathedral


Details, details, details ….


Ceiling of the Covered Asiles


Twinkle, Twinkle Little Stars

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Posted by on August 26, 2012 in CANADA, Ontario, Ottawa


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