Saturday, August 25, 2007
St. Louis Cathedral
After eating at Cafe La Monde and listening to street musicians we went inside the Cathedral. It was magnificent. There was a wedding practice taking place. It was hard to believe a disaster had occurred. However, the beauty of the Cathedral did not reflect the rest of the city.
behind the Cathedral is a large statue of Jesus with his arms reaching upward. A tree fell toward it during Katrina but split in half and never damaged the statue.
The statue is impressive because if you are walking down Bourbon Street at night going past all of the strippers and flasher all of a sudden you see this statue. It is light up with flood lights and the shadow behind of a giant Jesus catches your attention.
I loved the Cathedral but it was rarely open. This is a city that needed its churches but many of them were open for only limited hours.