First post here.
View from the back of the nave. They were getting ready to have a wedding.
Don't you just love flying buttresses...
...and vaulted ceilings?!
I love the hummingbird door knocker.
There were a number of smaller chapels in the lower level of the Cathedral. This is the Resurrection Chapel.
They had a wonderful gift shop in the lower level of the Cathedral. I know a few good Catholic bookstores. Although I know that the Episcopalian population is far smaller, I still have been surprised that I haven't even found a good Episcopalian bookstore online - much less in person. The bookstore in the Cathedral was wonderful. I had a few minutes before Evensong to look, and I knew I could find lots of books I'd like to get. The other things in the gift store were interesting too. How was I going to decide? We weren't going to have much time.
That's because we went to Evensong (which was a prayer service. No singing). Evensong was held in the Bethlehem Chapel.* There was one regular, two other visitors, the five of us, and the church member who lead Evensong. It's very simple - prayers, a psalm, a reading from the Gospel, the Apostle's Creed, etc.
It was also wonderful. As much as I enjoyed touring the Cathedral, it's meant for worship. Evensong was the best part of the vacation.
After Evensong, we spent a few more minutes in the gift store, but, by then, I no longer wanted to buy anything. I already got what I needed (and I know that sounds sappy, but it's true).