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"Notre Dame Basilica," by Andrea Rizk Flores, Secondary 1, West Island College , Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Qc (Honourable Mention, 2015 QAHN Heritage Photo Contest)

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"Notre Dame Basilica," by Andrea Rizk Flores, Secondary 1, West Island College , Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Qc (Honourable Mention, 2015 QAHN Heritage Photo Contest)

Notre Dame Basilica, in the historic district of Old Montreal, is an example of architectural, cultural and landmark heritage of Quebec. It represents the outstanding historical design of the old churches. The church's Gothic Revival architecture is one of the most dramatic in the world. The interior is big and colourful, its ceiling coloured deep blue and decorated with golden stars, and the rest of the sanctuary is a mixture of blues, azures, reds, purples, silver, and gold. It is filled with many wooden carvings and religious statues. Yet the interior is absolutely breathtaking, the exterior is just as fascinating. Unusual for a church, the stained glass windows along the walls of the basilica do not show biblical scenes, but rather scenes from the religious history of Montreal. The picture also includes a very old building which shows interesting architectural designs from a different century than the age of the basilica.