THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON OPENED THIS PAST WEEKEND. WE WERE IN SOUTH BEND TO SEE THE NOTRE DAME/TEXAS GAME. PRIOR TO THE GAME, THE WEATHER WAS TERRIBLE. FORTUNATELY, IT CLEARED PRIOR TO KICKOFF. THIS DOME IS AN ICONIC LANDMARK. IN FACT, IF YOU ATTENDED NOTRE DAME, YOU ARE OFTEN REFERRED TO AS A ‘DOMER’.
The University of Notre Dame’s Main Administration Building houses various administrative offices, including the Office of the President. Atop of the building stands the Golden Dome, the most recognizable landmark of the University.
The Golden Dome was added to this building in 1882 and was most recently regilded in 2005. The regilding process uses only about a fist-full of gold leaf to cover the entire structure. Atop the Dome, you will find a 19-foot-tall, 4,000-pound statue of Mary, the Mother of God, “Notre Dame” (“Our Lady”). With this beautiful adornment, the Main Building is 187 feet tall, making it the second tallest structure on campus after the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, is a Roman Catholic church on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, also serving as the mother church of the Congregation of Holy Cross in the United States. The neo-gothic church has 44 large stained glass windows and murals completed over a 17-year period by the Vatican painter Luigi Gregori. The basilica bell tower is 218 feet (66 m) high, making it the tallest University chapel in America.
It is consistently ranked among the most beautiful university churches in the country and around the world
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart serves as the mother church of the Congregation of Holy Cross in the United States. It is in the Basilica that Holy Cross religious profess final vows, that seminarians are ordained priests and where deceased religious are commended to God. Likewise, it is a place of worship and prayer for students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as for regular worshipers, pilgrims and countless visitors.
While in South Bend, Indiana, took an evening to shoot @ University of Notre Dame. The Campus was so beautiful after a spring rain with lilacs, dogwoods and tulips still in bloom. The main building with it’s golden dome has become an iconic symbol of this famous University. It is known as the home of the “fighting Irish”. This is my version of this Icon… hope you enjoy seeing it!
The wooden trusses of the James Covered Bridge are seen from within. The historic bridge crosses Big Graham Creek in rural Jennings County, Indiana.
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