Thursday Doors – Dec. 22, 2016

In 1998 sculptor Robert Graham was commissioned by the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles to create the monumental bronze doors which would serve as entryway into the planned Cathedral of Our Lady of Los Angeles, the first major cathedral to be constructed in the United States in the new millennium. The Great Bronze doors were installed in May, 2002 and the Cathedral itself opened to the public in September, 2002. I wasn’t able to photograph the doors closed but the various shots give an idea of what they look like.oloa-web-dsc_7450 oloa-web-dsc_7455oloa-web-dsc_7457 oloa-web-dsc_7456

For Norm’s Thursday Doors.

11 thoughts on “Thursday Doors – Dec. 22, 2016

  1. Holy mackerel those are amazing! I can’t even imagine how much they weigh or how in the world they hung those. The pivot-post hinges alone must weigh at least 200 lbs each.
    Very impressive – thanks for sharing these Angela 🙂

  2. Oh! Coming to doors, it is my 🍞 bread and butter. You know I manufacture doors for the world,I mean here in India.
    I only feel you could have taken a close up shot.
    Angela! See you again.
    My fond regards to you and best wishes for the Year ahead.

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