The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is set to reopen after a $32 million restoration.
The basilica's interior is filled with skylights, pendentives, domes and barrel vaults.
Architect John G. Waite takes pictures from the back balcony of the 200-year-old basilica during a media event held before the reopening of the cathedral Saturday after two years of renovations.
posted on 11/03/2006 8:00:44 AM PST
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Bishop Denis J. Madden, Baltimore's urban vicar, followed by Deacon Paul Mann, re-enacts a procession first performed by Baltimore's first bishop, John Carroll.
Woodworker James Adajian (background) is using traditional tools to return sculpted angels to their former glory.
posted on 11/03/2006 8:03:12 AM PST
(Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to Heaven. St. Rose of Lima)
They really did a good job on it--looks really nice...
I just wish this same care could have taken place in Milwaukee...8^)
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