History[ edit ] There has been a library located in downtown Seattle as far back as ; however, the library did not have its own dedicated facilities and it was frequently on the move from building to building.
High Altar[ edit ] This disappeared in the forties of the twentieth century. On the occasion of the Jubilee of the yeara new altar table was made to replace the previous one.
It is the first aspect of the interior that is seen upon entering the cathedral. The first states that those condemned by the Spanish Inquisition were brought to the altar to ask for forgiveness in the next world before their execution.
The second relates to painter Simon Pereynswho despite being the author of many of the works of the cathedral, was accused of blasphemy.
According to the story, while Pereyns was in jail, he painted such a beautiful image of the Virgin Mary that his crime was forgiven. This altar is Its size and depth gave rise to the nickname la cueva dorada "the golden cave".
At the bottom, from left to right, are six female royal saints: In the middle of the altar are six canonized kings, four of whom are: Above this are figures of Jesus and Mary among sculptures of angels crowned with an image of God, the Father.
It is a mixture of Renaissance and Gothic styles. On the north wall, there is a niche that holds a statue of the crucifix with a Christ image sculpted in ivory.
The Sacristy used to house Juan Diego's cloak, upon which the Virgin's image purportedly appears, but after massive flooding init was removed from the Sacristy to better protect it.
The cathedral's sixteen chapels were each assigned to a religious guildand each is dedicated to a saint. Each of the two side naves contain seven chapels. The other two were created later on the eastern and western sides of the cathedral. These last two are not open to the public.
The first seven are in the east nave, listed from north to south, and the last seven are in the west nave. It is a medieval-style chapel with a ribbed vault and two relatively simple altarpieces.
At the top of this altarpiece is a painting of Our Lady of Mount Carmeland above this is a painting of the Last Supper.
At the back of the chapel is a churrigueresque painting of Our Lady of the Agonies of Granada. Capilla de San Isidro was originally built as an annex between andand was once used as the baptistery.
Its vault contains plaster casts representing Faith, Hope, Charity, and Justice, considered to be basic values in the Catholic religion.
After the Tabernacle was built, it was converted into a chapel and its door was reworked in a churrigueresque style. The altar is framed with molding—instead of columns—and a painting of the Immaculate Conception presides over it.
The chapel also contains a canvas of Saint Christopher painted by Simon Pereyns inand the Flagellation by Baltasar de Echave Oriopainted in The altarpiece on the right side  is also dedicated to the Immaculate Conception and was donated by the College of Saints Peter and Paul.
It was the first baptistery of the cathedral and for a long time was the site for the Brotherhood of the Most Holy Sacrament, which had many powerful benefactors.
The main altarpiece is dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe and the sides altars are dedicated to John the Baptist and San Luis Gonzaga respectively. Its altarpiece contains a painting of the Virgin, a copy of one found in the Cathedral of Seville.
This copy was brought to New Spain by a merchant. Two other paintings show the birth of the Virgin and her presentation. The altar at the back is dedicated to Saint Peter, whose sculpture presides over the altar.
The altarpiece to the left of the main altarpiece is dedicated to Saint Theresa of Jesus whose image also appears in the chapel's window. It includes four paintings on sheets of metal that depict scenes from the birth of Jesus.The brightly lit metropolitan areas of Torino (Italy), Lyon, and Marseille (both in France) stand out amidst numerous smaller urban areas in this dramatic photo from the international space station.
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