Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

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Masterpiece | Notre-Dame Basilica

A Masterpiece is usually defined as the best work ever produced by an artist, writer, or composer. Seeing the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, with all its shock and awe, it’s no doubt that this is a true piece of work, but not only in the sense of the general definition. It also has to do with the history behind the making, and the architects and ecclesiastical corporations who made this small chapel into the church we view today, paying attention to details ranging from the perfect colors to be used in the designs to the type of feeling its walls should give off. However, the Notre-Dame Basilica’s description for Masterpiece is much more than just a beautiful work of art. In truth, it’s an extremely clever or even skillful example of true workmanship and planning as well. Inside you won’t see it, of course, but outside the basilica, you can see two towers, one named La Persévérance and the other La Tempérance. Truth be told, a Masterpiece is in fact all about perseverance and temperance, the will to pursue your dreams with determination, but to also have the self-control to not let it become your obsession, and in consequence, your life. If you do see yourself in one of these pictures and would like to have it taken down for personal reasons, please comment and I’ll be happy to do so.

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18 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

  1. What lovely lovely photos. We were there two weeks ago but we did get inside the Church. It was either there was a Mass going on or my husband did not have the cash for the tickets. 🙂 I saw the inside a few years ago but I was not into photography then and did not have good photos of the interiors. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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    • Yes, I believe it is coming from the lighting in preparation for the Notre-Dame Basilica’s sound and light show And then there was light. Unfortunately, I could not stay for this event, but perhaps next time!

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  4. “Masterpiece is in fact all about perseverance and temperance, the will to pursue your dreams with determination, but to also have the self-control to not let it become your obsession, and in consequence, your life.”
    These are wonderful words and worthy of the stunning masterpieces you’ve shown us. Thank you.

  5. I really enjoyed not just your images of a masterpiece but your thoughts as well. Your words about perseverance and temperance are ones that ring so true and I thank you for expanding on the photo theme so nicely!

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