I'm not a religious person, but I love visiting churches. On a hot summer day, walking around a town, dive into one, it's immediately several degrees cooler, it's quiet and calming, what a welcome contrast and pause from the hustle and bustle outside, an oasis, a sanctuary in the concrete jungle. I love marveling at the countless artifacts, some of which can be hundreds of years old, especially in Catholic Churches.
I hope to be able to transmit some of these sensations with the images below. 
Notre-Dame Cathedral, Montreal, Canada
It was a pretty miserable day in Montreal, cold and raining, in between seasons, but the cathedral was just spectacular, a sight to be seen in any weather. 
Sainte-Chapelle, Paris, 2022
I had seen pictures of this church with its spectacular stained-glass windows, and when we had one day in Paris, I just had to go see it for myself. After quite a wait to get in,  Annabelle and I were rewarded with this spectacular interior.
Notre-Dame de Chartres Cathedral, Chartres, France
Eglise Saint Sulpice, Paris, France, 2018
We discovered this church while wandering around in Paris. it's not as famous, but gorgeous non the less. 
Notre Dame de Paris, France, 2018
We visited Notre Dame in 2018. After a short wait in line we got inside to marvel at the hundreds of priceless artifacts. Then a year later I watched in horror and with a broken heart the roof of Notre Dame going up in flames. Somehow miraculously many artifacts, including the rose window survived the blaze. I hope it gets restored to it's former glory and I can't wait to see it again soon. 

Saint Patricks Cathedral, New York
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