Cathedral Rock', 1872. Rock formation reminiscent of a cathedral, West Virginia, USA: 'a vast minster of the Gothic ages...There is the grand portal, with its pointed arch, from whose shadowy recesses we may presently expect to hear the organ pealing, and the anthem of chanting priests. There is the heaven-piercing spire, with its pinnacles, finials, turrets, traceries...There too, sharply traced by sunlight and shadow, are the Gothic oriels and double-arched windows, suggestive of stained-glass pictures'. From "Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In, A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes...with Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American . Artists" Vol. I, edited by William Cullen Bryant. [D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1872]. Artist William Ludwell Sheppard. (Photo by The Print Collector/Heritage Images via Getty Images)
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