Surreal Experience by maggiemae

Surreal Experience

This is the Notre Dame Cathedral in Ottawa. I lit a candle for my sister and sat down just purely admiring the wonderful interior architecture! Then I found out a wedding was about to happen!

Three good things;
1. We waited and then the organ let loose with the most magnificent music! A man at the back knocked on the two big double doors three times, then when the overpowering music of Mendlelssohn’s wedding march started, the doors opened wide to the bride and her two consorts - parents, I think!
2. Another magic music moment inside the Museum of Art here -Forty-Part Motet consists of 40-plus voices, each singing its own part of the 16th-century choral piece Spem in Alium, by Thomas Tallis, and each heard through its own speaker. The 40 speakers are arranged around the restored, ornate chapel, so how the music sounds depends on where you’re standing in the chapel. Move, and the music moves with you. It is a transcendent experience.
3. I took a video of each of these and will keep them safe!
What a great experience in this impressive cathedral!
July 8th, 2017  
Im with Lynn .
July 8th, 2017  
Sounds sublime!
July 8th, 2017  
@allie912 Brought tears to my eyes, Allison!
July 8th, 2017  
bep
Gorgeous cathedral.
July 8th, 2017  
Beautiful
July 8th, 2017  
@kerristephens Thank you Kerri - that's special coming from you!
July 8th, 2017  
@maggiemae It is a beautiful photo. I love the composition.
July 8th, 2017  
It is nice sometimes just to sit
July 8th, 2017  
Wonderful the lighting is just perfect
July 8th, 2017  
Great perspective and symmetry in this nice shot :)
July 8th, 2017  
You have captured the magnificence of this cathedral as well as the atmosphere.
July 8th, 2017  
Extraordinary interior and sacred setting!
July 8th, 2017  
sounds like a great visit. This is so magnificent. Fabulous on black. Love it, fav
July 8th, 2017  
This is peaceful and beautiful!
July 8th, 2017  
Wow - wonderful cathedral
July 8th, 2017  
@jesperani Thanks for faving this Jennifer! As usual didn't think of seeing on the black!
July 8th, 2017  
Wonderful
July 8th, 2017  
Wow sounds like an awesome experience!
Love the detail and composition, lovely on black!
July 8th, 2017  
Wow maggie what a musical feast you have had! One of the things I like doing best when away is going in any church just to get the feel of the place & if possible to meet the locals. I will go in any denomination I couldn't care which one. A wedding is a real bonus! We went into a big church in Melbourne last year & a wedding was about to begin, they had kilts too. I have been to mass tonight & the hymns were wonderful, really uplifting. A beautiful cathedral.
July 8th, 2017  
@happypat Yes, Pat - I've made the wedding one into a video - should get to FB. I just love the music - couldn't really see any faces!
We wore kilts at our son's Japanese wedding in Tokyo! Well the men did!
July 8th, 2017  
I like the mood and feel of this Maggie and what a beautiful Cathedral.
July 8th, 2017  
@maggiemae I love a kilt! Our daughter & family at a wedding today in Crathie church Braemar where the Queen worships. The vicars son is marrying our daughters best friends daughter. The father is presiding over the wedding, fancy marrying your own son!
July 8th, 2017  
@happypat He will feel incredibly proud to do this!
July 8th, 2017  
Lee
Sounds like you've had a magical day. I like this shot very much, you've captured the mood and colours beautifully.
July 8th, 2017  
Great sense of awe and splendour. No brainer fav!
July 8th, 2017  
Wonderful Cathedral & what a wonderful experience!!
July 8th, 2017  
i feel the sense of calm in this shot maggie
July 8th, 2017  
What a wonderful experience and sight -- A lovely capture Maggie - love the tranquillity and the beauty of the interior of the Cathedral !
July 8th, 2017  
Nice architecture
July 9th, 2017  
@beryl @phil_howcroft I think you both have the essence of being totally alone and totally tranquil in a place like this! Got to make the decision to go inside!
July 9th, 2017  
Beautiful shot of this beautiful cathedral. What wonderful experiences you had.
July 9th, 2017  
@daisymiller You are right, Daisy - so many different art forms which do include 365 photography!
July 9th, 2017  
What a magnificent interior!
July 9th, 2017  
@grammyn Well all cathedrals are, don't you think Katy! Its your individual experience within that counts!
July 9th, 2017  
What a beautiful place and such a special event to enjoy during your visit. Maybe one day I can hear the music for myself. :)
July 9th, 2017  
it is a beautiful work of architecture. so glad you had a wonderful experience.
July 9th, 2017  
Great lightining and architecture.
July 9th, 2017  
Beautiful shot
July 9th, 2017  
You have really captured the grandeur and beauty of this place. Sounds like a wonderful experience
July 9th, 2017  
Beautiful...Fav
July 9th, 2017  
I like Belinda's comment. I've seen many Cathedrals in Europe and around North America and the one you visited in Ottawa I would like to see sometimes two. the architecture and splendor is something to behold.
July 10th, 2017  
What a gorgeous sanctuary. The music sounds heavenly too!
July 10th, 2017  
This is something you cannot find in New Zealand.
July 10th, 2017  
Wonderful shot. How great you were in the right place at the right time.
July 10th, 2017  
That's beautiful! I love the patterns in the stonework of the columns.
July 10th, 2017  
sounds amazing just like your picture
July 15th, 2017  
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