Head down Selby Avenue toward downtown St. Paul and the dome dominates your windshield.
Come from the east side as Tedesco turns into LaFayette and its magnificent architecture hovers over the businesses and factories of busy St. Paul like a watchful guardian angel.
Take I-494 from Woodbury toward MSP and as soon as you approach the Dakota Bridge over the Mississippi one man-made creation grabs your attention from its seat on the river bluff..
The Cathedral of St. Paul is a landmark that’s visible — and beautiful — from so many places and perspectives, we thought we’d invite folks to grab their cameras and capture that beauty for otehrs to appreciate. The Catholic Spirit’s “Picture the Cathedral” photo contest drew more than 260 entries, and dozens of them are just excellent. The Catholic Spirit staff photographers and editors who formed the judging crew were finally able to agree that two shots stood out above the many great ones:
What the entries showed, to my delight, were the many places and angles from which people see our cathedral — and to my way of thinking the many different ways that copper dome and its exquisitely designed walls remind people of our Creator, raise our sights above the ordinary, and bring artistic beauty into life daily — no matter where you might see it.