Sunday, November 18, 2012

National Cathedral of Washington

Outside the Children's Chapel

Needlepoint seat cushions inside the children's chapel

The Children's Chapel

Main Altar

The choir and organ
Dear Imaginary Friends,

I recently had the privilege of participating in a private group tour provided by Karen Miller, a very well-informed tour guide, of the Washington National Cathedral.
It is the sixth largest cathedral in the world. Unfortunately, extensive damage occurred during the earthquake here of August 2011, and some repairs are ongoing.
One highlight for me was the very charming Children's Chapel.
This august Gothic building has been the locale of many VIP funerals, and is the final resting place of Woodrow Wilson.
It is the only cathedral in the world to feature a moon rock in one of the stained glass windows.

Your imaginary tourist,

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