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Basilica of St. Lawrence Asheville North Carolina

One of our stops in Asheville was the Basilica of St. Lawrence, The basilica was designed and built in 1905, it is on the National Register of Historic Places and was elevated in status to a Minor Basilica in 1993 by Pope John Paul II. The basilica is the only basilica in Western North Carolina. The basilica’s dome has a span of 58 by 82 feet (18 by 25 m) and is reputed to be the largest freestanding elliptical dome in North America. The basilica is known for its many elaborate stained glass windows, many which were made in Munich, Germany.

Have a safe and fun 4th of July weekend, thanks for stopping!

 

 

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Gorgeous Michael. Hope you had a great 4th of July.

  2. I just love beautiful church interior photography. Great job Mike.

  3. Churches are some of my favorite subjects, Mike. Great architectural details and textures here, and I LOVE those stained glass windows. What a great shot!

  4. wow that’s just awesome my friend, nicely done!

  5. Lovely rounded arches. A lot of churches I see are very angular. This one looks very different.

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