Wish You Were Here Postcards – Notre-Dame Basilica Montreal

by Amanda McInerney on 26/02/2014

Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal

A dramatic example of Gothic Revival architecture, the interior of the Notre-Dame Basilica is one of the most glorious I have ever seen. The ceiling is richly decorated in blue and gold and the church is full of intricately carved statues.Tucked away in the historic Old Montreal part of town, there has been a church on this site since 1672. The church was designed by James O’Donnell, a Protestant New Yorker who converted to Catholicism on his deathbed – possibly to ensure that he could be buried in his creation. Construction work was begun in 1824, but the intricate and detailed interior work on the church was not finished until much later and it is now a listed National Historic Site of Canada.

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Kate February 26, 2014 at 9:36 am

That is incredible !! Such colour, blows me away !!

Celia February 26, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Stunning, Amanda! The colours are amazing!

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef February 26, 2014 at 3:41 pm

My mother loved this church. Every visit found her lighting a candle for someone. :)

Lizzy (Good Things) February 27, 2014 at 10:43 am

Stunning, Amanda! I saw a cathedral like this once at Esztergom in Hungary. Totally awesome!

Hotly Spiced February 27, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Absolutely stunning. Just gorgeous. The colours are incredible. Such fabulous architecture. xx

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella February 27, 2014 at 4:09 pm

This brings back memories from a few years ago!

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