Thursday, March 06, 2008

The Virgin Mary stands guard

Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City is arguably one of the most beautiful buildings in all Vietnam. It was built in 1877 - 1880 by the French architect Bourad, has a Neo-Romanesque facade with twin towers and a large statue of the Virgin Mary in the front square. The history of Notre Dame Cathedral, including an incident in 2005 where some believed the Virgin Mary shed a tear, can be read here

1 comment:

Shoshana said...

That's a beautiful building.

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