This post isn’t just any church post, this post will cover the Cathedral of Toulouse, St Etienne.
The cathedral is one of the most architecturally interesting buildings in Toulouse, as it is actually two incomplete churches joined together. Don’t ask me how that happened.
When you enter the church, you see the first sanctuary with the pulpit and altar, then behind to the left another sanctuary.
When we entered the cathedral this time I was at first disappointed to see some strange modern art installation at the first altar. However Vlad read the explanation and it turns out the church is in partnership with an organization that helps troubled youth at the high school across the street. The students that study art created this modern interpretation of the Nativity scene for the church.
The faceless Mary and Joseph are slightly unsettling, but knowing the story behind this Nativity makes it special.
This church has so many beautiful architectural lines and arches.
I couldn’t decide which picture of the organ is better, so I’m putting them both. It’s so big and so high up, perched on a little shelf; I was a little scared to stand under it! It’s certainly awe-inspiring.
I’ve been to many Medieval churches by this point, but the St Etienne Cathedral is by far one of the most unique.