Wednesday, July 23, 2008

SF, NM Vacation #4 St. Francis Cathedral

Saint Francis Cathedral closes off the east end of San Francisco Street. It was designed in Auvergne, France by Antoine Mouly and his son Projectus, who journeyed to SF to oversee the construction. Before it was finished three different architects worked on it, revised the plans and completed the building which was consecrated in 1886.

12 comments:

  1. elle est belle (normale, elle est française ;o) ). merci pour l'histoire de cette cathédrale.

    it is beautiful (normal, it is French ;o)). thank you for the history of this cathedral.

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  2. Am totally enjoying your Santa Fe posts. Hope to get there one of these days. Aloha, Renee :)

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  3. That's an interesting design - I see gothic, romanesque and moorish influences!

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  4. The arch work is stunning.

    Abraham Lincoln
    —Brookville Daily Photo

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  5. I can't believe someone who wasn't Roman would name his son Projectus!
    It's surely a beautiful cathedral though..

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  6. You captured a beautiful, majestic church. I appreciate the history you included too.
    About ABC Wednesday..Denise Nesbitt is handling things a bit differently this time. She has created a separate blog called "ABC Wednesday". Those participating can email her and she will send an invitation. This way when commenting we don't have to go back and forth as we did before. Its an experiment so we will see what happens.
    Just go to her blog and she gives all the info for doing this. You can click on her name in my sidebar to get access more easily.
    Sue

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  7. What a (nice) idea to build a French church here! Enjoy your time, relax ... and take care!

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  8. What beautiful old architecture - I especially like the rose window and arches. Nice to see you blogging again!

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  9. Considering so many different architects were involved it turned out to be a great looking building.

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  10. A beautiful church taken from a great angle. Very nice shot & history lesson, Kate!

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  11. It is a beautiful cathedral. I like the angle you shot it.

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  12. I do love reading Oliviers translations. It is a beautiful building, and yes so French. I would have said this was Norhtern France, so it shows you how wrong you can be.

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