This Cathedral is absolutely amazing and is part of the Roman catholic Church. It has the largest mosaic collection in the world containing 41.5 million glass tesserae pieces in more than 7,000 colors and covers 83,000 square feet.
It had been a very long, long time since I had been in a cave. It was on the way to our recent trip to Huntsville and thought we would check it out. It was definitely worth the short detour.
The cave has a huge natural opening that measures 126 feet wide and 25 feet high. The walkways have all been paved so it a fairly easy tour, however, I felt the paving took away a sense of adventure. The farther we went into the cave, the more magnificent the scenery became. Some of the larger rooms were stunning.
This gave me a great opportunity to see what my camera could do in the dark. I used a tripod and took each shot 3 different ways and each one gave a different look and feel.
This was definitely worth the $15.00 admission.
Cathedral Caverns State Park is about 30 minutes southeast of Hunstville, Alabama.
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is just absolutely a fantastic example of Gothic architecture and fits in beautifully in the Savannah’s Historic District. We were lucky to visit at Christmas time and the Cathedral was decorated for the Holidays including a very elaborate Nativity Scene. Just an incredible place.