[St Patrick, New York City]  ... I love the ornate complexity of St. Pat's, contrasting with the adjacent glass building

[St Patrick, New York City] ... I love the ornate complexity of St. Pat's, contrasting with the adjacent glass building

York Minster Cathedral, York, England...  Been here... The stained glass is amazing

York Minster Cathedral, York, England... Been here... The stained glass is amazing

The cornerstone of ST. PATRICK’s CATHEDRAL was laid in 1858, 5-years after ARCHBISHOP JOHN HUGHES proposed his plan.   Ridiculed as “Hughes’ Folly,” as the "near-wilderness" site was considered too far outside the city, the Archbishop persisted in his daring vision of building the most beautiful Gothic Cathedral in the New World.  Neither the bloodshed of the Civil War nor the resultant lack of manpower or funds derailed his’ dream.  (PHOTO:  Construction of St. Patrick's Cathedral, 1868.)

The cornerstone of ST. PATRICK’s CATHEDRAL was laid in 1858, 5-years after ARCHBISHOP JOHN HUGHES proposed his plan. Ridiculed as “Hughes’ Folly,” as the "near-wilderness" site was considered too far outside the city, the Archbishop persisted in his daring vision of building the most beautiful Gothic Cathedral in the New World. Neither the bloodshed of the Civil War nor the resultant lack of manpower or funds derailed his’ dream. (PHOTO: Construction of St. Patrick's Cathedral, 1868.)

St. Patrick's Cathedral, situated on posh Fifth Avenue near Rockefeller Center, is actually the "new" St. Patrick's. The original church opened in 1815 on Mulberry Street in lower Manhattan. During the next several decades, the Catholic population of New York City continued to rise, and in 1853, Archbishop John Hughes declared that the city's faithful should have a new place to worship.

St. Patrick's Cathedral, situated on posh Fifth Avenue near Rockefeller Center, is actually the "new" St. Patrick's. The original church opened in 1815 on Mulberry Street in lower Manhattan. During the next several decades, the Catholic population of New York City continued to rise, and in 1853, Archbishop John Hughes declared that the city's faithful should have a new place to worship.

Love the architecture of Catholic churches.  I have to see this in person. St.Patrick's Cathedral , 5th Ave, New York

Love the architecture of Catholic churches. I have to see this in person. St.Patrick's Cathedral , 5th Ave, New York

A library in the middle of a community is a cross between an emergency exit, a life raft and a festival. They are cathedrals of the mind; hospitals of the soul; theme parks of the imagination. On a cold, rainy island, they are the only sheltered public spaces where you are not a consumer, but a citizen, instead. - Caitlin Moran

Why Libraries Need To Stay Open

A library in the middle of a community is a cross between an emergency exit, a life raft and a festival. They are cathedrals of the mind; hospitals of the soul; theme parks of the imagination. On a cold, rainy island, they are the only sheltered public spaces where you are not a consumer, but a citizen, instead. - Caitlin Moran

St. Patrick's Cathedral this is where I graduated from High School, June 29, 1960. Cathedral High School

St. Patrick's Cathedral this is where I graduated from High School, June 29, 1960. Cathedral High School

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