While partying at the San Gennaro festival yesterday we decided to check out a nearby church. Little did we know it was the oldest cathedral church in NYC, the original St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Yes, the old St. Patrick’s Cathedral, built in 1809, is the predecessor to the more famous St. Patricks Cathedral on 50th Street across from Rockefeller Center.
Although dwarfed by the more contemporary version, Old St. Patrick’s is 120′ long and 80′ wide with inner vaults above 80′. And, as you can see, can hold it’s own in the ornate details department. The cathedral was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
I highly recommend clicking the picture for the larger version.
Single shot taken with a Canon XTI and Tamron 17-50mm lens converted to B+W in Lightroom.