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Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

All photographs taken by Kenneth A. Larson. All rights reserved. © 2004 - 2017.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is located on a 5.6-acre site bounded by Temple Street, Grand Avenue, Hill Street, and the Hollywood Freeway, just a few steps from Los Angeles City Hall. The official Ground Blessing Ceremonies was held on September 21, 1997. Initial excavation began on October 14, 1998. The Cathedral opened to a formal blessing and dedication on September 2, 2002. The cathedral measurs 58,000 square feet, accommodates close to 3,000 worshipers, and cost $189.7 million, and was designed by Spanish architect Josť Rafael Moneo with a projected life of 500 years. The city was originally named Our Lady the Queen of the Angels. and it is from this, that the Cathedral received its name. In traditional style, the Cathedral faces east toward the rising sun and in the direction the holy city of Jerusalem.

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The Crypt Mausoleum on the lowed level contains 6000 crypts and niches for burials.It also contains sixteen large stained glass windows and nine lunettes removed from St. Vibiana's Cathedral. The stained glass is now back-lit and were restored by The Judson Studios which was also involved in making the tapistries in the main church.

The plaza, Meditation Garden and Olive Garden include fountians, sculpture, and The Donor Wall facing the freeway.

555 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, California 90012-2707
Tel: (213) 680 - 5200

During mass, parking is free for the first two hours. Other times, the charge is $2.50 for 20 minutes, with a $12 maximum.
Cathedral from entrance to plaza with the Gateway Pool in the forground. Photo Date: 9-4-04.
Water Wall and Cathedral
Water wall leading to Cathedral Photo Date: 9-4-04.
Cathedral. Shown is a windows featuring the largest single use of alabaster in the world, 33,500 square feet. Photo Date: 9-4-04.
Cathedral. Photo Date: 9-4-04.
Bells. Photo Date: 9-4-04.
Crypt Mausoleum
Crypt Mausoleum. Photo Date: 9-4-04.
Crypt Mausoleum
Crypt Mausoleum. I assume the actor. Iím not usually interested in celebrities, but I chanced upon this and Gregory Peck was one of the few actors I respected. Photo Date: 9-4-04.
Fountain in the Meditation Garden. Photo Date: 9-4-04.
Art in the Olive Garden. Photo Date: 9-4-04.

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