Basilica (part 2)

by Camellia Staab August. 27, 2019 240 views

The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis is one of the largest collection of mosaic in the world. The mosaic art was created by 20 different artists and covers 83,000 square feet (7700 sq. meters). The installation containing 41.5 million pieces of glass tessare employing 7,000 colors began in 1912 and was completed in 1988. Due to its beauty and historical significance, Pope John Paul II designated the Cathedral of Saint Louis a Basilica in 1997.

St. Louis has always attracted tourists and is known across the country because of the presence of the Gateway Arch. Yes, you can take the elevator and go to the top of the arch and look at the beauty of the city, but for me that beauty pales against the beauty that is found within the walls of this Cathedral.

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Berckmans Peter 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Question, here churches are almost empty, not much believers left. How is it in the States. Nice post

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Camellia Staab Replied to Berckmans Peter 11 months, 2 weeks ago

You would be amazed at the number of believers in this country, but then again a lot of nonbelievers as well...I am married to one smile

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Heike 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Wonderful and impressive craftsmanship!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Heike 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Definitely tons of talent and patience.

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Lynn F Medley 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Wow! Just wow!! The craftsmanship that went into the mosaics! Thank you sharing like to visit there 🙂

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Camellia Staab Replied to Lynn F Medley 11 months, 2 weeks ago

I am in awe with the place. I think a return trip is in my future.

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Russell Smith 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Beautiful

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Camellia Staab Replied to Russell Smith 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Needs a stronger word Russell...the place is just beyond description.

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Russell Smith Replied to Camellia Staab 11 months, 2 weeks ago

I would agree it is on the list of stops if I ever get out that way.

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Andi Saw 11 months, 2 weeks ago

#29. Are the wings of the angels real wind bells?

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Camellia Staab Replied to Andi Saw 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Yes they are wind chimes.

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