|1. Entry plaza, Our Lady of the Angels.|
|2. The Virgin Mary marks the cathedral's main entrance.|
|3. The nave.|
|4. Side chapel.|
All told, the overall impression made by this edifice is one of strength, austerity, and high drama. Does this fulfill the architectural assignment of being a good religious space? I think so. It is, certainly, not beautiful in the conventional sense. There is no comfort here from the familiar. But there is a certainty of purpose that seems appropriate for an (authoritarian) religion. It is a job well done.
|5. Nave windows.|
If you want to make your own evaluation, this site at Grand Avenue and the Hollywood Freeway is worth a visit. I offer the accompanying pictures for your consumption, but, remember: two dimensional representations are never the same as experiencing the real thing in living three dimensions. Bon apetit.
1. Los Angeles
3. Kjetil Ree