Saturday, October 24, 2015

New Orleans, Louisiana: St. Louis Cathedral

No matter what your religious preferences, an old church - especially when it's big and especially old - is always worth a look. Such is the case of the St. Louis Cathedral, located right off of Jackson Square in New Orleans.

A church has been on this particular piece of land for almost 300 years, and the cornerstone of the new church was laid in 1789 - when Washington was sworn in as President. That makes it one of the oldest cathedrals in the United States.

Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II both paid a visit to the place. Katrina did do some damage, mostly by opening a hole in the roof. That caused some water damage to the magnificent organ. The musical instrument was shipped off to the factor for extensive repair, and now is back in service.

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