This one was taken at night. The streets were packed with tourists and last minute shoppers, as well as those rushing in to attend mass.
The ceilings are incredibly tall and have the same architectural style as St. Thomas church posted yesterday.
We were only allowed to take photos from the side aisles as mass was about to begin. These pictures do not do it justice - it is truly a beautiful sight!
The manger scene was incredible. Baby Jesus was not in the manger. I am assuming he would have been placed there on Christmas Eve.
Candle stations were placed throughout the side halls and entrances. We lit a candle in memory of several loved ones. My husband's two older aunts were devout catholics and would have been thrilled to have been able to visit this cathedral. We miss them very much.
Tomorrow is New Year's Eve - what are your plans? We will be sitting by the fire enjoying a glass of wine, good food and later shooting fireworks with our neighbors.