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the salt cathedral

Posted by
Ryan (Vancouver, Canada) on 30 April 2008 in Architecture.

We took a trip out of town today to see this incredible salt cathedral. Carved out of an old salt mine where there was an older, less safe salt cathedral, it has the largest earth/salt cross in the world. The whole thing is quite impressive, with the stations of the cross done quite nicely, statues of various saints, the nativity, and Mary and Joseph posted throughout the enclosure, and glorious choral music floating through the air. Very neat. The saline museum we visited afterwards was not quite up to the level of the church. It did have a weird word-association-oriented tourist video inside, however.