The Basilica Notre Dame Cathedral in Old Montreal, is one of the oldest Cathedrals in Canada, built in 1656. The Original Cathedral was built by English, which is evident from the exterior architecture. However, once French gained prominence in Quebec, they completely redid the interiors, and the sober English interiors gave way to richly decorated classical French interiors in 1800's. It is noteworthy to mention that the interiors are completely made of wood, including the columns. However, sometime in 1960, they discovered that the original wooden columns had turned hollow. They pumped concrete into the hollow pillars and managed to save the exteriors of the columns as it is. This is one of the most beautiful buildings that I have seen, and wish to share this with you :)
For scale, you can see a person standing on the right corner of the frame.
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mkamionka (35564) 2011-01-09 1:39
very impressive interior indeed, TFS.
I like very much the variety of colors here as well.
I have the impression though as may be you did not resharpen the photo after decreasing the size.
Beautiful place, well done,
pajaran (59041) 2011-01-09 3:11
Fantastican enterijer katedrale ...
Dobar tekst i kompozicija.
Dobar prikaz uglom snimka, lepim bojama i fotografijom, moje cestitke.
Fantastic interior of the cathedral ...
Nice story and composition.
A good view angle shot, beautiful colors and photography, my congratulations.
All the best.
krzychu30 (15512) 2011-01-09 5:22
congratulation to this beautiful picture.Very good framing and excellent,vivid colors.
hispic (9652) 2011-01-09 18:58
अच्छा सुबह Goutham,
Stunning capture! it might be a masterpiece of cathedral's photos. it's also great to keep sharpness and definition in spite of a difficult lighting condition.
Best wishes, Hisashi
- Copyright: Goutham Halkurke (Goutham) (147)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-01-08
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 7 D, Canon 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 EF-S IS USM, 72 mm UV HOYA
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/13 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-09 1:10
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