In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Intricate.”
There is a lot of intricate holy work inside Montreal’s Mary Queen of the World Cathedral as this photograph shows because the inside is like Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The only difference between the two is the size because the original one in Rome is much bigger and the template for Montreal.
As you can see center stage is the very ornate, sculpted, and large altar, which by itself, is a study in intricate craftsmanship. Next, is the very complex ceiling or ceilings, that includes the huge rotunda with its 360 degrees equally spaced windows.
The ceiling has many frescos of saints and angels, large gold lettering a bottom of the rotunda, hundreds of golden squares and roundels with intricate designs, and a multitude of golden arches populate it. We also have Roman and Greek columns the tops of which are also intricate designs many topped with a type of ‘roof’. The cathedral also has lots stained glass windows of various sizes some of which populate the rotunda.
Last but not least, are many rich hard wood pews, the massive church entrance doors, metal railings, the chandeliers and other lighting, and the massive pipe organ, each are examples exquisite master craftmanship work, holy work.