Sunday, November 13, 2016

Saint-Pierre Cathedral in Geneve, Switzerland (Europe #6)

Saint-Pierre Cathedral in Geneve, Switzerland is gorgeous!

It grew from a tiny monastery to a huge Catholic cathedral, and then turned into a Protestant church building during Reformation. This was John Calvin's home church.

I loved the outside the first two days I saw it! So I took lots of pictures! But on Friday we didn't have time to go in, and on Saturday it closed early for a wedding. I'd have to wait.

Finally on the third day, Sunday, I got to go inside! Glorious!

~~ detail of choir loft ~~

~~ detail of altar cloth ~~

~~ pulpit ~~

~~ Calvin's Chair ~~

A tour up into the tower...

Steep stairs!

Must wait your turn, since there isn't room for someone going up to pass someone coming down!

Through a separate entrance, the archaeology museum explores the site's architectural history from a tiny monastery up through a grand cathedral.

And back outside again...

 Goodbye! Au revoir, Saint-Pierre!

My Europe posts so far:

#1: Off to Europe!
#2: Our First Afternoon in Geneve
#3: On the Shores of Lake Geneva
#4: All Around Geneve, All by Myself
#5: Sweet Sunday Morning in Geneve
#6: Saint-Pierre Cathedral
#7: Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
#8: On Our Way to the Swiss Alps
#9: O Little Town of Lauterbrunnen 
#10: Mürren and Gimmelwald by Cable Car
#11: Staubbachfall in Lauterbrunnen
#12: Foggy Days in Lauterbrunnen
#13: Trümmelbachfalle, Ten Waterfalls in a Big Swiss Cave
#14: St. Beatus Caves at Lake Thun in Switzerland
#15: An Evening in Bern

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