Morelia in Michoacan, Mexico is named an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991 for its well preserved colonial buildings and layout of the historic center.
The Church and Convent of San Francisco in Morelia is one of the two oldest religious buildings in the historic centre. The architectural style of this building is known as plateresqueis from the Spanish Renaissance. The exterior of the convent spots Moorish windows on the second floor while the interior courtyard is reminiscient of the medieval period.
The Cathedral of the Transfiguration is a Slovak Byzantine Rite Roman Catholic located in Markham, Ontario.
The Cathedral was conceived and funded by Stephen B. Roman, a Slovak immigrant to Canada. Roman both funded and designed the building, modeling the structure on the church in Velky Ruskov, the Slovak village he was raised in.
Among its features is the world’s largest three bell carillon, with the French made bells by the Fonderie Paccard, weighing 32,000 pounds, and 300 cm diameter. The mosaics are reputed to contain about 5 million pieces. The central tower rises 63 metres (about 20 storeys) and is topped by a gold onion dome.
The Catheral was designed by Donald Buttress, a renowned architect whose claim to fame is overhauling Westminster Abbey. This site became the first church in North America to be consecrated by Pope John Paul II during his 1984 trip to Canada.
Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde in Montreal, Quebec is the third largest church in the province and it is also the seat of the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Montreal. On May 14, 2006, the cathedral was named a National Historic Site of Canada.
The massive dome cast an interesting shadow on the roof of the basilica one late afternoon. The light was soft and golden reflecting on the copper colour.
View of the Templo de la Compañía bell tower from a rooftop.