Rebuilding Notre Dame In Photographs


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Three months after a fire ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, a rare glimpse inside the burned masterpiece on Wednesday revealed it to be eerily empty and with rubble still littering the nave. Continue reading »

30 Artists’ Tributes To The Iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral


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On 15 April 2019 around 6:50 p.m., a fire broke out in the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. One of the most famous historical buildings, it has a strong value to Parisian and French culture and is one of the most famous buildings in the world with around 13 million tourists every year. After the tragic news about the iconic cathedral burning went viral, many artists showed their respect to the monument by drawing it. Continue reading »

“A Cathedral That Defined A City”: 20 Rare Photographs Of Notre Dame From The 19th Century

When the architects of Cathedral of Notre-Dame set to work some 850 years ago, their goals were nothing if not ambitious. The church’s sanctuary, they decreed, must be taller than any built before. The nave would rise 108 feet, and the two 223-feet-tall towers would cast a far-reaching shadow over the roofs of Paris. Continue reading »

91-Year-Old Man Spends 56 Years Building His Own Cathedral Alone


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Former monk Justo Gallego Martinez has been constructing his own cathedral in Mejorada del Campo, Spain, since 1961. He had no prior knowledge of architecture and hadn’t laid a brick in his life, yet his project currently stands 131ft tall, and acts as a wonderful reminder that faith overcomes everything. Continue reading »

Digital Mapping Artists Transform A Montreal Cathedral Into Heaven’s Wonderland

The creative agency Moment Factory created a stunning mapping experience inside the gothic Montreal’s cathedral, Notre Dame. Continue reading »

“The Value of Food: Sustaining a Green Planet” Exhibition at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

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Sculptures by Tom Otterness are installed within the support columns at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, among the works of 30 artists in the multimedia exhibition “The Value of Food: Sustaining a Green Planet”, Wednesday, October 7, 2015, in New York. The exhibition, installed in the cathedral’s seven chapels and 14 bays, explores food accessibility, sustainability and other food-related issues and runs through April 3, 2016. (Photo by Bebeto Matthews/AP Photo)
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Cathedral Made From Trees By Giuliano Mauri

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Italian artist Guiliano Mauri is the father of this spectacular Cattedrale Vegetale (Tree Cathedral), a unique building created out of rows of real living trees. Located at the foot of Mount Arera on the outskirts of Bergamo in Northern Italy, the cathedral is an ever-changing building that will be fully formed over the course of decades – when the trees outgrow their supporting columns and become a piece of natural architecture. Continue reading »

Painted Donkeys Arrive to St. Paul’s Cathedral

Twenty five life-size donkeys have been given pride of place in St Paul’s Cathedral as part of an interfaith exhibition. They’ve been painted by Egyptian and Western artists, to show solidarity for the people of Egypt. All 25 donkeys have been transported from Cairo for the Caravan exhibition. Each artist, whether Muslim or Christian, was asked to decorate the fibreglass donkey, created by noted Egyptian artist Reda Abdel Rahman. The exhibition runs until 23 September, after which they will be auctioned at Sotheby’s, with all proceeds going to charities in Egypt. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) Continue reading »

Monster Crane Collapses at National Cathedral

This image released the the National Cathedral shows a 500-ton crane that was doing repair work caused by the Aug. 23 east coast earthquake after it collapsed Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington. The crane collapsed amid thunderstorms and driving rain and damaged at least one nearby building and several vehicles but spared the church. (Craig W. Stapert / The National Cathedral via AP) Continue reading »