Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal

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Last night we visited Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal for the Aura light show. It was both spiritually and creatively uplifting beyond words.

The basilica staff didn't allow pictures during the actual performance but I captured the interior image just before the show. The performance told a complete story from beginning to end with light and music and tricked your mind into believing the whole basilica was made of glass.

The Notre-Dame Basilica itself is breathtaking inside and out. I'll let the pictures do the talking, I hope you enjoy them!


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A historical place, the architecture looks perfect and retains the classic style, my favorite photo is the last one i like the blue color in the glass. Regards

You really captured some outstanding shots from the inside there its brilliant :D

Wow...just wow. If only they allowed pictures, i know you woyld have showed us more. I guess they want more concentration and they don't want the performance to be missed. From the tone of this post, i can tell you had an enjoyable moment.

Did you hear the sound of that gigantic bell sir?

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It was fabulous! The staff said they didn't allow picture because of copyright issues. I've heard the bells toll a few times since we've been here. We're staying in an Airbnb about three blocks away. Hope you're having a good weekend!

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Oh! That seems like a good reason from them. That's understandable.

I think Airbnb seem logical and with good prices, because i think tangerinetravels use them quite a lot.

Really glad you enjoyed it sir.

Yes sir, my weekend was quite memorable and restful too. Good one in a long while. :)

Your photos are so beautiful, took a peek at their light show promo video, can see why you found it uplifting in more ways than one, gorgeous!

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Thank you @lizelle. I had way more images but Steepshot tends to crash if I try to upload more than three so I tried to pick the best of them. I'm glad you clicked the link and watched the video! I was hoping people would explore further.

That was great and isn't it amazing what they can do with computers and lights now?

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It was so seamless and perfectly timed that it really did trick your brain into thinking it was real. I can't even imagine how immersive virtual reality will be, probably 10x more impressive than this was.

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once it is perfected right now virtual reality has a ways to go.
What you saw looks much better. Just building without all that is so impressive.
In Las Vegas years ago I remember a light show they had every night in one building. When it surrounds you it is so breathtaking. Now there are drones too.
No telling what's to come.

I watched that minute video with your post and was really blown away.

Well if I didn't read I'd have thought this basilica was centered in Rome, wow those pinnacles are so tall I don't know is it posibble to stand on the peak of that pinnacle?
Amazing scenes Eric, must have totally had too much splendid fun.

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The part of Montreal we're staying in looks a lot like Europe but it's not as old. It definitely has charm though. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos! Thank you!

Those images are very beautiful, @ericvancewalton. I like the light, the colors, all the splendor that is perceived in its neogothic structure. It is a place that invites recollection! I hope that the AURA ceremony was a moment of much feeling and emotion. Greetings

Beautiful photography 👍

No wonder it was a beautiful performance :)

While liked the place especially the night view of it

@ericvancewalton, You went most spiritual place Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal. Exactly mind wanna ready for relax after watching those clicks when you caught. Attractive lights designs indeed.

Montreal is beautiful

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Beautiful post and photography...upvoted

Beautiful building both inside and outside . Nice pics taken.

Some places not allow photography . But you take nice pic before show .

So this time you enjoyed aura light show . Very good . Nice pic of interior inside the building .

You should head up to Quebec City and and check out the old city.

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You should head up to
Quebec City and and check
Out the old city.

                 - granitegron


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