|Immaculate Conception Basilica|
The building in incredible both inside and out. The Main Altar has tall columns surrounding it. There is a HUGE majestic painting of Jesus on the wall behind and above the altar. The domes above the ceiling are painted with various scenes from the Bible. There are so many small Shrines and Sacred Artworks on the Main Floor. The Mass was prayerful with hundreds participating. The Lower Floor has even more shrines and a Crypt Chapel. Walking into one after another Shrine it was awe inspiring and often took one's breath away. There are 97 different Shrines listed in the brochure. After lunch (by the painting of the Last Supper) we thought it best to head back to the campgrounds.
|The main altar|
|Iwo Jima Memorial|
|So impressive to see the Washington Monument|
|The White House|