Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré – Québec City Region (Part 2)
Picking up from where I left off last week here are some of the interior shots from the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré about a half-hour drive east of Québec City.
After taking some exterior shots I headed over to the visitors center to find out about the possibility of taking a guided tour. The lady behind the counter informed me that I was about a week too early in the season. They were just getting ramped up for the busy summer tourist season and the guided tours would only start up again in mid-May 😦
She was on her toes enough to notice the two cameras hanging around my neck. She looked at her watch and told me that if I was there to take pictures inside, it would be a good idea to go now. The next mass was due to start in about 45 minutes, and since photography was not permitted during services if I didn’t go now I would have to wait another hour and a half before I’d be able to take pics inside.
Gee it’s refreshing when people are proactively helpful like this! So I took the kind lady’s advice and headed inside.
Here’s a selection of some of interior doors along with a few of my favourite non-door shots:
I could go on and on with sweeping shots in this grand building but I’ll try to contain myself on concentrate more on doors 😉
This door lead to some stairs to smaller chapel in the basement.
I found the downstairs chapel to be almost as impressive and in some ways even prettier than the one on the main level.
A semi-circular walkway around its perimeter offered up some lovely doors as well.
I hope to see you back again next week to finish the tour as we check out some of the peripheral buildings that are part of this complex.
As always, thanks so much for reading 🙂