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Old April 25th, 2008, 04:44 AM   #1
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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception - Washington D.C.

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The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is a prominent Roman Catholic basilica located in Washington, D.C., honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, the Patroness of the United States.

It is the largest Catholic church in the United States and one of the largest religious structures in the world. Millions of pilgrims from around the country and the world visit the basilica each year. The basilica is located on Michigan Avenue in the northeast quadrant of Washington on land donated by The Catholic University of America. Nearby is the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center.

Church construction began in 1920 under Philadelphia contractor John McShain and opened in 1959 although it is not yet completed. It is designated as a National Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places.

The exterior of the Basilica is 459 ft. long, 240 ft. wide, and 237 ft. tall to the top of the cross on the dome. The diameter of the main (Trinity) dome of the Basilica is only 7 feet smaller than that of the dome of the United States Capitol.

Among the many works of art, Pewabic Pottery was installed consisting of arches outlined with iridescent Pewabic tile, huge ceramic medallions set in the ceiling, and fourteen Stations of the Cross for the crypt.

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Old April 25th, 2008, 05:45 AM   #2
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Wonderful catholic temple!!
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Old April 25th, 2008, 05:00 PM   #3
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marvelous!!
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Wow it looks amazing. Those pics have been heavily photoshopped though!
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Wow it looks amazing. Those pics have been heavily photoshopped though!
That is obvious. They are HDR photos processed in Photoshop.
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Old April 26th, 2008, 05:08 AM   #6
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nice renderings
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Gorgeous; I've seen this church from the outside, but I've never been inside.
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wonderful HDR shots, simply amazing!
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This building IS immaculate.
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just beautiful
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In my opinion this is the best looking religious structure in the United States.
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It would be useful to see some untreated pics to see what the Cathedral naturally looks like. Going by those pics, it looks like some amazing rendering on a supercharged graphics card.
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The use of byzantine architecture and frescoes really add on it, its actually a fusion of catholic and orthodox church, and the result is awesome.
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