When I was drowsy in the car and my guide woke up with a shout from the bus, I looked blankly at the building and square in front of me. It was a very modern and special building. When I wondered what the attractions were, the tour guide had already led the team in front of me and walked in all the way. It turned out to be a church! Such a building is a church! St. Mary's Cathedral! This external and internal structure completely overthrows the traditional church! Looking up at the top of the building, the center presents a huge cross of sunlight and glass, but there is no pillar inside the church. There are tens of millions of churches, and very few churches can be remembered at a glance. This is the most amazing and personalized church besides the Saint Family Church in Barcelona. Later, I learned that this church was created by Pei Yiming, the famous Chinese designer who designed the Suzhou Museum and the railway station. No wonder it was so creative.
For the first time in my life, I went to church, fasted a day, prayed for the peace of the country and the people, and suddenly felt great. This church is not too many, not too many people come, the location should be in the city, because there are very busy streets. The church is located in Chinatown. It looks very old. Not in, but it looks delicious outside.
Saint Maria Cathedral is very different from the traditional Catholic Church in architectural style. It is a very modern building. There is no pillar in it. There is a huge light-transmitting cross on the top. The whole building is very creative and worth seeing. There is a parking space in the church yard.
St. Mary's Cathedral, located in downtown San Francisco, is one of the three Cathedrals in California, USA, by the famous Chinese designer I. M. Pei. Its appearance completely abandoned the traditional concept, overlooking the top of the main building, showing a huge cross. Make the whole church structure, space and the perfect combination of church atmosphere. It is worth mentioning that there is no pillar in the church, only a glass chandelier.
After seeing the reinforced concrete of the high-rise building and feeling the prosperity, I came to St. Mary's Cathedral and suddenly felt refreshed. The shape of the cathedral was very fashionable and special. It was like a hat, the interior decoration was very exquisite, and the typical color window was a work of art, or a free visit.
St. Mary's Cathedral, located in downtown San Francisco, is one of the three Cathedrals in California, USA. Its unique shape comes from the hand of the famous Chinese design master, I. M. Pei. We are very familiar with Pei's works, such as the Xiangshan Hotel in Beijing, the Bank of China Building in Hong Kong, and so on. They are all masterpieces that people will never forget. The church is also a landmark building in San Francisco.
WOW!!! It was a great experience! I have an engineering background. I think this church is really spectacular! At first glance, it's modern and simple, but when you look at it carefully, it's very complicated and impressive. The magnificence of the church's structure is self-evident, but when you step back and take the time to feel the symbolism of the church, you can't help but find that it's a manifestation of God! I wasn't able to attend Mass when I was there, but I'm sure I'll be back! I want to hear the organ with my own ears!
On the last day of my trip, I was touched by the beauty of the building and the power of religion.