For your daily cathedral fetish.
This was taken in Cuzco, Peru. In many cities, I noticed the other houses could be generally nondescript, bordering on ugly, while the church, or in this case, the cathedral, would be a thing of beauty. It may be an indication of priorities, of influence, or of nothing at all. Maybe this is simply the way of things. After all, the Cathedral represents a majestic higher power, and your living room is just for you.
In this particular building, I discovered that a cathedral is built in the shape of a cross. There is a long central aisle called a nave and two side aisles. The arms of the cross are the transepts, and they intersect the nave. I discovered this of course, after I finished Pillars of the Earth, which felt like 50% church architecture and building vocabulary and 50% plot/intrigue. Perhaps that was better left unsaid.