Awhile back, the whole east coast had a pretty big earthquake, and some pieces fell off the cathedral:
|Broken minaret - right in the center.|
This picture is from the main platform, looking up into the nave where a service was taking place:
|Woodrow Wilson's crypt|
|The stained-glass over Woodrow Wilson's crypt.|
I think the thing that struck me most while visiting the National Cathedral was the diversity of the people there - not just different cultures, but different religions as well. I think that this place inspires reverence, no matter what you relationship with God. I'm sure that every person there was not there because of their close, personal relationship with God, but because it is beautiful, and one of the things to do. But, I really appreciate that this place is about the collision of daily life with the Holy; About how the Divine reaches down to us, regardless of what we call ourselves.
I reveled in the reverence that was there.
And it didn't matter what the people around me labeled their religion: God was there.