Notre Dame Cathedral
In the heart of Montreal, on Arts Square, is Canada’s national historic landmark – Notre Dame Basilica – one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.
The cathedral, containing up to nine thousand parishioners, was erected in 1829 according to the design of James O’Donnell, an architect who revived the Gothic style. Therefore, from the outside the cathedral looks somewhat gloomy with its seventy-meter pointed peaked bell towers, which are directed upward. It is noteworthy that the ringing of one of the ten-ton bells, called Jean-Baptiste, is heard at a distance of 25 kilometers from the temple. Continue reading
It was a long time ago … Severe glaciers covered our young Earth and it seemed that it would always be so. But the sun warmed the blue ice, thin streams began to make their way, ran faster and faster, merged, spilled and rushed more fun and louder. The ice melted, retreating under the pressure of water and the sun, streams paved their way in the hills, connecting in a huge lake. Over the centuries, the high hills turned into many, many small islands, overgrown with forests and scattered on the vast expanse of a clear lake …
People came. We stood with severely browed eyes and decided that these were fragments of paradise, which God had broken, having taken offense at people …. And they came up with a beautiful legend.
The Supreme Native American God, sitting in his heaven, glanced at people who are always at war and fighting among themselves. Continue reading