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St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans

In black and white, doodles, sketch on March 9, 2012 at 8:08 am

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This is my sketch of St.Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, called in France as Cathédrale Saint-Louis, Roi de France. A famous Roman Catholic cathedral. built in Renaissance and Spanish colonial style. Three churches have stood on the site since 1718. The first was a crude wooden structure in the early days of the colony. Construction of a larger brick and timber church was begun in 1725 and was completed in 1727. Along with numerous other buildings, the church was destroyed in the Great New Orleans Fire (1788) on Good Friday, March 21, 1788. The cornerstone of a new church was laid in 1789 and the building was completed in 1794. In 1793 Saint Louis Church was elevated to cathedral rank as the See of the Diocese of New Orleans, making it one of the oldest cathedrals in the United States. In 1819 a central tower with the clock and bell was added.

Media: A4 HVS 100 gram and gel ballpoint

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  1. What a wonderful drawing!

  2. thank you Rave. Have you ever visited this cathedral? The real cathedral is so awesome 🙂

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