Monday, November 3, 2008

The Cathedral of the Madeleine

On Saturday I completed one of my tasks in order to prepare for my trip to Spain. The assignment was to visit the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City using only public transportation. The idea was to help get us used to using public transportation since that's all we'll be using while we are in Europe. The Cathedral was awesome I didn't even know this place existed! Enjoy my awesome pictures:

Crazy cool. This is called a tympanum. It took seven years to make, and it's on the front of the church.

The ceiling was the coolest part. It was made to look like a starry night.

We stayed for the beginning of a mass before we headed out. To begin, they had a youth choir sing. The way that their voices reverberated off of the walls made for an amazing, booming sound. Once the pastor started his sermon, my group and I decided to leave because it was a little.
Before we got on TRAX to head back to the bus stop, we had lunch at The Lion House, and I would recommend this place to anyone. It was delightful.


Alex said...

Yeah man, cathedrals here are insane! 10x better than SLC's. They are enormous and awesome. Public transportation is awesome here in Paris too. I can get across the city in 15 minutes. Where as in a car it would take me over an hour...


Allie said...

So cool!

JULIE said...

mark, there's a SLC children's choir that does this CRAZY cool christmas concert there every year, a couple of days in december. let's go? or you can just go. or we can both go, and see each other there, and wave.

i'm really glad you have a blog. and you're dang funny!