A Walk through the National Cathedral

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The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the City and Diocese of Washington, is commonly known as Washington National Cathedral. It is a Cathedral in the Episcopal Church. It is located at 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Construction began September 29, 1907, when the foundation stone was laid in the presence of President Theodore Roosevelt, and a crowd of 20,000 people. Eighty-three years later, in 1990, the "final finial" was placed in the audience of President George H. W. Bush. On December 5, 2018, his funeral was held there.

I actually never knew that it was christened by another name until I was looking for dates. It is almost ridiculous because I go there all the time.


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It is always and forever a pleasure to spend some time with some of my favorite people as we share our walks with each other. The idea is to get out for a short walk and get some shots of what you can see within a short distance of your home office or wherever you start. This will be my entry for #WednesdayWalk with @Tattoodjay. You can find his entry and an explanation of the rules suggestions for the challenge. You will find it here I will be taking my walk around the National Cathedral today. Oh, come on! Walk like an Episcopalian. You know you want to.


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The entire building was constructed in 14th century English Gothic. There are three chapels in the crypt which are 13th century Gothic, Norman, and a blending of the two. A slight hint of Spanish gothic on the south portal, and a show of 15th-century fan vaulting in one of the chapels. It is distinctive and a true architectural delight.


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Making something out of nothing can be an emotion, artistic, religious, scientific, mathematical or a station in your life...it can be something awesome or show the trivial in human nature. Be all you can be.

This is a frieze over the West Doorway of the Washington National Cathedral named Ex Nihilo, which translates as “out of nothing,” this carving dramatically shows life emerging from the void. Partially formed figures of men and women seem to be emerging from the swirling background — at Washington National Cathedral.


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I love this window. There is something so beautiful in the fragmented art of stain glass. Did you know there are 215 stained glass windows in the Cathedral.

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The stained glass has always been a challenge for me to photograph. There are no flash and no tripods allowed. Some places, no cameras allowed. It is a very dark church overall. Always the most incredible that you are not able to photograph.


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Elevator or stairs, you can make it to the top where you can view the opposite tower from the window. This is my view from the 7th floor. Tower to tower.


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There are 112 gargoyles hanging out on the Cathedral. Let's climb up to the seventh floor and peek out the window. It gives me the best view of them.


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Did you know that they have a gargoyle on the West Tower of the Catherdral that is carved to look like Darth Vader? That is the rumor. The Cathedral held a nationwide contest for a design. Next time you go there, see if you can spot the Darth Vader gargoyle. Hint: Look high on the northwest tower.


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There are over 220 people interred inside the Cathedral. One of note is President Woodrow Wilson. Hellen Keller is also buried here.


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There are 288 angels atop the two west towers. Honest. If you don't believe me, you can count them. Good luck!


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Washington National Cathedral is the sixth-largest cathedral in the world and the second-largest in the United States. Do you know the largest cathedral in the United States? The largest goes to Saint John the Divine in New York City.


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The Space Window on the south aisle of the Cathedral contains a piece of lunar rock. Truth. It is a stained glass window that has been nicknamed as such. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins presented a seven-gram sample from the lunar Sea of Tranquility, five years after the landing after it was donated by the NASA director. President Nixon authorized the gift of the lunar rock, which is encased in an air-tight, nitrogen-filled capsule in the window.


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The Cathedral’s central tower is the only place in North America to house both peal and carillon bells.

A "ring of bells" is the name bell ringers give to a set of bells hung for English full-circle ringing. The term "peal of bells" is often used, though peal also refers to a change ringing performance of more than about 5,000 changes. ... A set of bells rung in this manner can be made to strike in different sequences. source

A carillon is a musical instrument consisting of at least 23 cast bronze bells that are precisely tuned and arranged in chromatic progression so that music in any key can be played. Unlike other types of bells, carillon bells are fixed in a frame—the bells do not move. source


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Flowers.There must be flowers. Always. In the midst of winter, I found there was summer lurking deep inside me. So, I dedicate this flower to #WednesdayYellow by @Kalemandra who colors my world, every day.

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You can't have everything. But you can have a #WednedayWalk! And just like that, this post is over. Thank you for taking this #WednesdayWalk with me. There is nothing quite as refreshing as getting up and out early, seeing what the day has to offer! But, I promise to be back next week and we'll find somewhere different to use our steps! :) Have a great day and I want to thank @Tattoodjay for hosting a most wonderful challenge! Come back tomorrow and we'll do it all over again. Have a fabulous day!Life is good. Embrace it!


May the joy continue to radiate in your lives, long after the season is gone, gone, gone.

Love to all, Denise



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I dedicate this post to all of you. You bring joy to my soul and spread your love across the world. For this, I thank you. And just like that, these musings are done...and just so you know, although we are throwing glitter around the globe, I can guarantee you that there is still a little left to take us through Christmas. Have a most fabulous day!

Thank you for visiting my post 💖 Because of you, I come back to post, again and again, I am encouraged by you, for the time you take to visit, comment or even upvote. For all of these reasons, I am eternally grateful. Don't ever forget what a wonderful world we live in, people. Some days, it is not as easy to see, how wonderful it really is. Kindness counts. Wherever you go, whatever you do.

they set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?

i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
dear god
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered,
"where does it hurt?"
it answered,

"everywhere"
"everywhere"
"everywhere"

warsan shire



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I remember not many years ago that it suffered from earthquake damage. They also added lightning rods... A Franklin invention I might add.

Walk like an Episcopalian... Now that is funny right there!

 8 months ago 

It did, and devastatingly so. It was an earthquake that I felt, although many didn't. Having lived in California for a brief blink, my body reacted immediately. I actually was surprised at the damage. At least to me.

Walk like an Episcopalian? Yes! It is the easiest way to get about there. :)

I need to go back and get better pictures. I already had this planned in my head - so I used what I had. Thank God for 'ole Ben, right? He and those lightning rods dot the architecture here. :)

Have yourself a wonderful day and let the sunshine and happiness shine down on you.

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All the men in their robes do the same dance, don’t you know.

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Walk like an Episcopalian. 🎶

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Thank you so much! I look forward to it!

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may the joy continue to radiate in your lives, long after the season gone....beautiful. 😊❤

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Thank you so much for the kind words. :)

I wish you much health and happiness!

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Wow what an impressive cathedral and post I don’t think I saw it when I visited there so many gargoyles and angels

Thanks for joining Wednesday Walk :)

 8 months ago (edited)

Perhaps not, if you weren't looking for it. It is off of Embassy Row (where all the Embassies are) and off the beaten path. The nearest Metro is Tenleytown and if I am not mistaken, Woodley Park from the other direction. They are both on the red line and at least a mile and a half walk or Uber.

It is amazing in person and these pictures were a total bomb, but I should have dug out older ones. :)

Happy Wednesday Walk! And OMG! I forgot to thank you for the generous tip you gave me last week~ Shame on me! I kept meaning to and it slipped. Boo me!

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No shame at all just a token of thanks
On my two visits there I was in meetings all day and did not see much at all

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Thank you! I can assure you that it is most impressive in person. The pictures don't do it justice. I want to thank you or stopping by and saying hello, leaving your words behind!

Have a great day!

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You always have something interesting to show.
Thank you for the walk. Happy day.
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Thank you! That is so kind of you. Washington, DC is a fun town to live near with much to do. Honestly, though. I love roaming through the countryside equally as well. The best of both worlds, in most ways.

Thank you for coming for the walk with me. I promise to get better pictures next time!

Have a great day!

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@dswigle Than you are lucky you have both. I would feel stressed in a city like that. I never had that but the older I get the more I need my space. It will not be forever since here are no services. I doubt any doctor or ambulance can find me/the address.
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Ex Nihilo .. My favorite part of this awesome walk through. How big would you say this is? Quite the sculpture isn't it? I could stare at it for a good while due to all of those details. Before embarking on a challenging project such as that, I would ask myself, "Brad, Where shall I start?".. I guess I would start from nothing! hehe. Impressive. Love stained glass in old churches. How cool would it have been to be involved with a project like that. Thanks for the tour! Now I don't have to go for myself.. not.. haha. See ya around! :-)

 8 months ago 

It is two stories tall and I should have posted a picture of the front. It is over 20 feet wide and is just such an incredible piece. They had it commissioned and it made it's debut in 1982, so a fairly new piece by artwork standards. I have found myself doing that exact thing, staring at it, so an emotionally charged piece to me.

Stained glass is gorgeous, sometimes so gorgeous, it looks fake. They are still rebuilding (and paying for it, brick by brick) from the earthquake we had over four years ago, rocking the Cathedral. It was made stable over a few months' time and is still in the process of renovating the places that need it.

I personally am all thumbs when it comes to artwork, although, I am a huge admirer of it. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello, leaving those words behind!

Have a great day!

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Thank you @definethedollar!

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Interesting facts about this cathedral, my favorite to look at are gargoyles and stain glass windows. Not that everything else is not off the top shelf, the two mentioned always intrigue and amaze, my eyes can't stop wondering....

 8 months ago 

These were really terrible pictures and it was too late to swap it out. I had already committed to it, but, I will have to dig out more or go back maybe next week. I had dropped a lens and was not happy anyway. Well, it was my fault, so there is that. :)

I love going there, but, so many places there are no cameras allowed and I really needed the one for low light... Oh, would have been, could have been, yes? Such cheap lessons.

I do love stain glass and gargoyles too. When I spotted Darth Vader the first time, I was both appalled and delighted! How cool was that?

Well, I always thank you for taking the time to read and then leave an outstanding comment behind. I thank you for that and I can say that I always look forward to what you have to say.

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Pictures give an idea of the beauty, seeing it first hand one always feels a photo does not do full justice.

Not being allowed to photograph many places today is annoying!

Have a wonderful day Denise.

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wow that is beyond spectacular so cool :)

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Thank you! I hope you have a great day!

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Amiga que hermosa catedral,aqui en mi estado esta tambien una y esa tiene en muchos detalles similitud con la de aqui,esas son obras arquitectonicas unicas,se mantienen en el tiempo y no tienen remodelacion,unas obras dignas de admirar y a usted por tan bella reseña historica religiosa,saludos y buen resto del dia

 8 months ago 

Las catedrales son siempre tan hermosas, su arquitectura siempre me deja asombrado. Esto fue dañado por un terremoto hace unos años y todavía lo están reparando, ladrillo por ladrillo, se está pagando. Es un proceso largo, pero algún día volverá a su antigua gloria. ¡Espero que tengas un buen día!

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Beautiful Photos of Architectural Walk through the National Cathedral.

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Thank you so much. It really is a stunning piece of architecture! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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Thank you so much for this beautiful post! I've never seen this cathedral in person - only on tv. Next time I go to DC I want to tour it! It looks so amazing! I simply adore stain glass windows! I so wanted the church I go to in Texas to put in stain glass windows when it was built in 1988, but alas they didn't! The other Episcopal churches I have attended over my lifetime did have stain glass windows- it's the church I grew up in. Side note - The church I attend now changed from Episcopalian to Anglican about 10 years ago.

 8 months ago 

Thank you!! I didn't use a great camera for this and lacked in the details of the pictures, so when I go back again, I will be taking more pictures and posting them.

I thank you for the thoughtful and generous comment!! Truly. And I hope that you do get there! It is soooo worth it! I love the stained glass in here too!

Thank you again! I hope all is well with you!

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