When traveling, my husband loves to make me walk long distances to visit Cathedrals. Not to attend Mass, but merely to stick our heads in & say “nice.” Example: the time he made me walk across a highway overpass & up several large hills in Seattle to get to their not-at-all-centrally-located-but-extremely-gorgeous-Cathedral. While I might complain the whole trek there, it’s almost always worth it to be able to photograph these architectural wonders.
The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond was different: it was conveniently located near the end of Monument Avenue, which we had already walked down. Score! The Cathedral, like others we have visited, is indeed gorgeous. Opened to the people for the first time on Thanksgiving Day in 1906, the Cathedral now is a Virginia Historic Landmark, & is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The day we visited, they were preparing for a wedding…. what a gorgeous place to get married!