This past weekend, inside these doors, I discovered the most GLORIOUS building I have EVER seen. @stjohndivinenyc
On a sunny morning stroll up Broadway on the Upper West Side, I stumbled across the Peace Fountain on the grounds of The Cathedral of St John the Divine (see previous post from 5 days ago). Completely smitten with the fountain I decided to take a peek at the interior of the Cathedral.
Two fleeting hours later, after countless photos of almost every nook and cranny, I wandered back out into the daylight mesmerized by the absolutely breathtaking architectural and historical treasure I had discovered.
This is only a tiny sample of the beauty within North America’s largest Episcopalian/Anglican Cathedral dubbed “St. John the Unfinished”. Perpetually under construction since first breaking ground in 1892, inside you will find the crypts of past Bishops of New York complete with stunning marble effigies, the largest stained glass rosette window in North America, seven uniquely designed offset chapels each with their own story, and perfect examples of every possible architectural element and detail known to mankind.
Pure perfection. If you are a design and architecture geek like me, or an admirer of beautiful things, please do yourself a favour and see this masterpiece.