cathedral symmetry (88)
|A low perspective of the Washington National Cathedral as one enters the main gate. Photographed in 2008 (thanks Mushtaq Hussain), tech settings are ISO 200, f/11, and 1/2 sec plus tripod. PP work included exposure balancing in Photomatix followed by slight desaturation and further tweaking of colors and exposure in Photoshop. After posting, I noticed a slight tilt to the right - bummer..|
The Washington National Cathedral, officially called the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, is the sixth largest cathedral in the world and second largest in the United States. The church is located at Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues in the northwest quadrant of Washington. It is the third on the List of America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.
Its final design shows a mix of influences from the various Gothic architectural styles of the Middle Ages, identifiable in its pointed arches, flying buttresses, a variety of ceiling vaulting, stained-glass windows and carved decorations in stone, and by its three similar towers, two on the west front and one surmounting the crossing. (wikipedia)