Grace Cathedral is the third largest Gothic cathedral in the country. Besides magnificent stained glass windows, there are copies of the famous Ghiberti Gates of Paradise, priceless icons and frescoe-style murals depicting California’s colorful history. There are two Labyrinths, one inside and one outside. Keith Haring AIDS Chapel altarpiece is to the right after you enter the Cathedral. Click on images to enlarge.
I felt like I was in Westminster Abbey in London when I was looking around the small apse of the cathedral where we were sitting. The dark wood carved walls were the backdrop for the men and women I was drawing. The Cathedral was full. Branford Marsalis, walked out, said a few words in that wonderful voice of his and the lights dimmed. Except for applause the audience was absolutely still and quiet while they listened to the sounds of his saxophone fill the space around them.