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Wish You Were Here Postcards – Notre-Dame Basilica Montreal

26/02/2014 | By

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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  1. Kate
    26/02/2014

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

  2. Celia
    26/02/2014

    Stunning, Amanda! The colours are amazing!

  3. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    26/02/2014

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

  4. Lizzy (Good Things)
    27/02/2014

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

  5. Hotly Spiced
    27/02/2014

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