Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Basilica

We toured the basilica here a couple weeks ago. I had always wanted to see it, and I'm glad I have. It's beautiful and I can appreciate the architecture and artwork of the mosaics inside. Although I was very bothered by the millions and millions of dollars that were invested into this cathedral. I strongly feel that money could have been used elsewhere caring for others...instead of a building. Personal opinion. I'll stop there. :)

Nobody could deny the beauty of it. This is a picture looking at the back of the church (from half way down the aisle) Our tour guide said it could comfortably hold 1800-1900 people.


A picture from the outside:


Natalie was so well behaved (even without a nap) and after the tour, we had fun playing outside. She was curious about a worm we found:


Grandpa picked it up and put it on a brochure we had so she could see it better:


Notice that Grandma has left the scene! :) Not a fan of worms, apparently. :)


Natalie helped release our new worm-friend back into some soil:


I just love this picture. Her facial expression is so funny (tired) but she's sitting so cute:


Sitting with Grandma and Grandpa:


This was our last visit with the grandparents for this trip. They are now safely back home. I am grateful we got to spend almost every day with them while they were here.

1 comment:

Tate Family said...

WOW! Gorgeous pictures, Sarah. I know you are just loving your camera, eh? :)