Here are few pictures I took tonight as I left the gallery for my van. I have one correction on the last post on my blog. Turns out the Basilica was actually built in the 1860's. Here is a brief history of this beautiful building.
The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, commonly known as Saint Francis Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
The cathedral was built by Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy between 1869 and 1886 on the site of an older adobe church, La Parroquia (built in 1714-1717). An even earlier church on the same site, built in 1626, had been destroyed in the 1680 Pueblo Revolt. The new cathedral was built around La Parroquia, which was dismantled once construction was complete. A small chapel on the north side of the cathedral is all that remains of the old church.
I saw something in the Bell tower opening from the side of the Basilica. I telephoto'd in on it and it turns out to be a ceramic Owl.