Daily Post Photo Challenge: Ornate
Inside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (This is one of those times that I wish I had a “real” camera that took stunning photos..or I had taken the time to make adjustments to the phone’s camera settings.)
The Basilica is the largest Catholic church in the United States and North America, one of the ten largest churches in the world, and the tallest inhabitable building in Washington, D.C.
For a few extra photos from inside and outside the Basilica, click here. The main church is filled with ornate paintings and statutes at every turn; however, my inner Catholic-raised decorum and the sanctity of church held me back from snapping a plethora of pictures inside. If you love to explore churches and are ever in the D.C. area, this is a must-see. I hope to go back again, take a tour, and spend more time exploring.