Great Cathedrals

December 25, 2012 Wisconsin Public Television Leave a Comment

Watch NOVA “Building the Great Cathedrals” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26 on Wisconsin Public Television.

Great CathedralsSearching for something to do while you sit back and relax and digest all of that delicious food from the holidays? Why not dive into a world of amazing architecture and learn the secrets behind how some of Europe’s most impressive cathedrals came to be.

I can’t say that I’ve ever been in a cathedral, but it certainly would be more interesting to visit than one of the cookie-cutter churches popping up all over. I understand the reason for going to church is for the message not the scenery, but why not have both? I would definitely be more interested and awake if the entire building was basically a work of art.

I guess for now we’ll have to be happy with bits and pieces of stained glass, high ceilings and the occasional statue or mural. On the other hand, hopefully one day we’ll all have the opportunity to travel the world and see some of the greatest things man has ever built.

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