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    Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler Corno Dolce's Avatar
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    An Astonishing Cathedral...

    Fascinating - A little surfing on the worldwide reticular today produced this:

    http://www.panoramio.com/photos/original/5335564.jpg

    This Cathedral stands 124 meters tall - With the Cross it is 134 meters tall(439.632 feet)
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

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    What an interesting looking cathedral ... I've never seen anything like it before.
    Do we know where this place is located and/or if it has an organ?
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    Hi Master Krummhorn,

    Its located in Maringá, Brazil. I'm still looking for any reference to an organ in that sanctuary. The name of the Cathedral is Nossa Senhora Da Gloria(Our Lady Of Victory).

    Cheers,

    CD

    And check this out - some 434 feet above ground on the Cross of that Cathedral - YOWSA!!!!!!!:

    http://bp1.blogger.com/_NRYEIyKmG_c/...onta+(106).JPG

    And here's looking up inside that Cathedral: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/158/3...90778541f4.jpg - Sheesh, if there's a digital organ inside and the speakers were placed way on high, the conical surface inside would be like the worlds longest exponential horn. Man, what would that do to the sound? Amplify it? Holy Cow.........Here's looking down inside at 400 feet: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...ctive%26sa%3DN

    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...a/PHTO0001.jpg
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    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    What an amazing cathedral, it is certainly reaching up to God, with that tower.

    Not sure I would want to climb up it though.


    Margaret

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    I have found some videos of a programme about the cathedral, not in English I'm afraid.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4WBqjjmhrc


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYRHGxOIdhQ


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg85RRT1JIM

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    AHA.....WOW.
    They build the things!!!!
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    WOW!!!

    Thanx to Ms. Margaret for hunting down these vids - Fascinating!!! - No doubt about it!!!

    Cheers,

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    You're welcome CD, I thought they were very interesting.


    Margaret

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    Wow! That's one way to get your church noticed. I getting ready to
    see a pretty one that looked like a castle. This one is unique!
    judy tooley

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    Would BASE jumpers just love this cathedral
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post
    Hi Master Krummhorn,

    Its located in Maringá, Brazil. I'm still looking for any reference to an organ in that sanctuary. The name of the Cathedral is Nossa Senhora Da Gloria(Our Lady Of Victory). . . .

    Sheesh, if there's a digital organ inside and the speakers were placed way on high, the conical surface inside would be like the worlds longest exponential horn. Man, what would that do to the sound? Amplify it? Holy Cow . . .
    I'm no acoustic expert, but with that cone height, it may be similar to performing outside where the sound goes straight up. The acoustics would be rather dry I would think ... no hard "edges" for the sound to echo off of inside that cone. It would be an organ builders nightmare, for sure.
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    Hi Master Krummhorn,

    Those are solid and smooth concrete surfaces inside the cone as far as I can tell.

    Cheers,

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Bugger, pharq and blast your link is banned by my over zealous net nanny ... please send me a JPG Sween Corn?

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    Your wish is my command:

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2145/...f6d94105d3.jpg

    And the inside looking up to 400 feet:

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/158/3...90778541f4.jpg

    Hope this works...

    Cheers,

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    It certainly is striking and unsual in design. Just seems like a lot of wasted space. I would like to see some decoration on the inside.
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