Holy Name Cathedral - Chicago, IL

Holy Name Cathedral is a church that rivals the fantastic ones found in Europe. 

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know. ~Diane Arbus.

I happened upon this church while looking to see what was in a particular area where I was meeting someone for lunch. That morning, I took the train into the city, then took a taxi to the Driehaus Museum.  Afterwards, I walked over to Holy Name Cathedral. If you are planning a trip only to see this Cathedral, you may want to check with the church or schedule a tour to make sure the doors will be open for you to wander about the interior. It's lovely from the outside, but it's the inside you'll want to sit and spend a bit of time enjoying the architecture and amazing details. Don't forget to look up at the fantastic high ceiling; be sure to look closely at the circle medallions and study them to see if you can determine what historic symbolism lies in this art element.

In 1871, the original structure was destroyed in the Chicago Fire. The church was rebuilt in the 1870's, although the vision of the structure changed through the years and renovations and improvements have continued into the 21st century.

Holy Name Cathedral is located at 730 N. Wabash Ave. in Chicago. Parking is limited, so you may want to consider walking or taking a taxi. Less than an hour is needed to visit the Cathedral.

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