I hope everyone who celebrates, had a lovely Christmas! May you’re lives always be filled with love, happiness, laughter and delicious food! 🙂
Today, I am going to be sharing photos of a new place I saw during my visit to Washington D.C., the Washington National Cathedral. As an admirer of architecture, my friend suggested we check it out.
This Gothic style cathedral was finished in 1990 and is the 2nd largest in the US and the 6th largest in the whole world! It really was massive and we could see it from really far away which makes sense because the top of its tower is the highest point in D.C.
It’s located on top of Mount Saint Albans in Northwest Washington. Once we got to the area, we saw Olmsted Woods and noticed a pathway to through it called the “Pilgrim Way” and decided to take that up to the Cathedral.
The pathway took us to Bishop’s Garden which was dead at the moment for obvious reasons.
But I’m sure it’s beautiful during spring. When we went inside, it turned out there was a special event happening so we couldn’t go in to the sanctuary. I was sad about that but it means I will have to come back, check it out and update this post. However, I was still grateful for everything that I did get to see. When we went back outside, I noticed an art installation of sculptures around the premises. This installation was called “Carnival of the Animals” by artist Bjørn Skaarup.
I would never expect to see such sculptures right outside a cathedral but they were fun and whimsical. I enjoyed them!
Also, fun fact, there is a sculpture of Darth Vader placed on the northwest tower of the Cathedral! And apparently you’d need binoculars to see it because it’s so high up! So take your binoculars with you when you go for a visit! 😉