The symbolic color of the Virgin Mary is blue. Just look at the thousands of paintings around Europe and that should become obvious. And the Basilica of Notre Dame in Montreal, (Notre Dame means Our Lady, for those of you who are French-deficient,) is a riot of the royal holy blue. The Basilica of Notre Dame is particularly blue, as a matter of fact, because the ceiling is a blue firmament speckled with gold stars. Heaven.
As you loyal followers of our travels will certainly know, I'm probably even more drawn to churches than I am to spectacular nature. I'm not particularly religious in the traditional sense. But I am always in awe of the result of the artists' inspiration that leads to such human inspired devotion.
I'm much more inclined to admire, and be in awe of, the achievements of man. I guess it's because I could reasonably aspire to create such art myself. Well, maybe not reasonably.
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