Notre-Dame Basilica of Québec

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11 Aug 03:13
ronald63

Located on this site since 1647, the Cathedral has twice been destroyed by fire throughout the centuries. A previous iteration of the church was destroyed during the Siege of Quebec in 1759. It was rebuilt from plans by Gaspard-Joseph Chaussegros de Léry draughted in 1743. The belltower, however, was designed by Jean Baillairgé, who also oversaw construction. The interior was designed by Jean Baillairgé and his son François from 1786–1822. In 1843, François' son, Thomas, suggested a reconstruction of the façade to resemble the church of Sainte-Geneviève in Paris, resulting in the finest Neo-classic façade in Québec. The cathedral was richly decorated with impressive works of art: baldaquin, canopy, episcopal throne dais, stained glass windows, paintings, and chancel lamp (a gift of Louis XIV). In 1922 the church was again gutted by fire, only to be restored by architects Maxime Roisin and Raoul Chenevert.[3] Raoul Chenevert (architect) added a presbytery beside the Cathedral, 1931-32 [4]

11 Aug 03:34
Randall.Lohr

Worth downloading for full effect. excellent.

11 Aug 03:36
laddy

Great processing :)

11 Aug 04:14
sanz3jo

10

11 Aug 05:05
flipd1

Exceptional process. Not sure if there is a yellow color cast or not.

11 Aug 09:52
dirk

Yes! I like a lot!

11 Aug 13:12
johnt

Everything that can be down-loaded should be. Perhaps the mahogany wain-coating is a bit over-saturated in foreground but Wow just the same.

11 Aug 13:37
digicam

Excellent Work

11 Aug 14:14
mitch19

Top work !!

11 Aug 15:40
inkslinger

Excellent...

12 Aug 02:08
highlandexposure

Great example of what to aim for!

12 Aug 11:58
cnobile

Wow, Wonderful Shot!!!

12 Aug 16:31
chema

Super work!

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