The Basilica’s Parrots and Panoramic Views

Last weekend, Thomas and I went in search of a geocache by the Basilica.  We didn’t find the cache, but we did find a great treasure at the top of the Basilica – a beautiful panoramic view.  The church is gorgeous on the outside and also on the inside with large stain-glass windows and intricate naitivity scene displays.  You can climb to the top – up by the large green dome in the middle – and walk around the outside.  It was gorgeous.  Another great find was in the park infront of the church – there were wild green parrots in the trees.

These are some of my favorite photos I took:

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The Basilica

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Ornate Stained-glass Windows

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View of street from the top of the Basilica

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View of a cemetery from the top of the Basilica

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Dallas and Thomas - Windy at the Top

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Wild Green Parrot

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5 Comments on The Basilica’s Parrots and Panoramic Views

  1. debbie
    February 9, 2009 at 9:11 PM (6 years ago)

    That is so cool that you saw wild green parrots there!

    very cool!

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  2. Natalie
    February 9, 2009 at 11:48 PM (6 years ago)

    The parrots are so unexpected. What beautiful images.

  3. Needled Mom
    February 10, 2009 at 3:33 AM (6 years ago)

    WOW….that view is incredible! Great pictures.

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  4. sara
    February 11, 2009 at 3:23 PM (6 years ago)

    Great shots! That view of the street from up top is just incredible!

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