Thursday, December 01, 2011

December 2011 Travel Photo: The Basilica of The National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima


Outside of Buffalo, New York, close to the small town of Lewiston is the Basilica of The National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima.  The shrine and campus occupy sixteen acres and is a very popular pilgrimage site.

The shrine is notable on a purely secular geography-lover note as the dome where the Virgin Mary stands upon is a globe with the Earth's landmasses.  One can climb to the top of the dome and stand next to Mary of in order to feel the cool lake breeze come off Lake Erie.

Every year the shrine and its campus is lighted up at night from November until the end of the Christmas season in early January.


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1 comment:

Dina said...

That must be quite a feeling, standing on top of the world, at Mary's feet.

Hey, have you seen this video from the Space Station?!
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap111121.html