Photography Tour! Inside and Outside of UNBELIEVABLY Beautiful Church in Spokane, Washington - Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
As a travel enthusiast and coming from religious family, I have been to hundreds of different churches and other houses of prayers of many various religions around the world, and I have to say this church in Spokane is on my list of the most beautiful churches in the world!
St. John’s Cathedral is one of the few examples in America of classic Gothic architecture. St. John’s Cathedral had a French influence for gothic architecture. Also, this cathedral is one of the biggest in the state of Washington reaching 197 ft tall. The construction of this cathedral began in November of 1925 and it was completed in 1929.
The stones used to construct this beautiful cathedral came from a quarry near Tacoma, Washington and were used for the outside. When the quarry in Tacoma ran out of rocks that were the correct color the builders went to a quarry in Idaho and got sandstone, which they used, for the Narthex Nave, the main entrance, and the Crossing. Another stone that was used was Indiana Limestone. It was used for the rest of the cathedral. The roof is made out of copper.
This is the front of the church.
Front door. This is probably one of the most beautiful doors I have ever seen.
I came to this church during evening hours, when no one was there and officially the church was closed, but I did find a way to get in. There was no lighting in some areas of the church.
This is the altar. The ceiling is full of golden stars.
By the altar I found seating for the priests and other people of church.
I love the design!
Also, beautiful design for the kneeling area.
This picture was taken from altar area. I am facing the area where people are supposed to be sitting and listening to a priest. I think this is an unusual design because of the coat of arms flags. It reminds me of renaissance time.
There are two musical instruments in the cathedral, organ and carillon. It was kind of dark in the church, so I couldn’t find carillon, but I did see the organ. The organ in the cathedral has 4,094 pipes.
You can see the organ at the end of the church.
Beautiful hallway that leads to a praying area.
..and here are more pictures of exterior of the church.
Beautiful lighting all over the church.
And this is the surrounding area by the church..
This building is part of the Church. I think some people live there.
All pictures were taken with Samsung Galaxy s8.