Moscow ~ Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Virgin Mary ~ neo-Gothic church built 1901-11 ~ closed in 1938 and threatened with demolition, it was used after the war as a warehouse, then a hostel ~ Following the fall of communism in 1991, it returned to being a church in 1996. Then a cathedral in 2002.
A visit to the points of interest of Maputo, Mozambique including Casa de Ferro (The Iron House), The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Maputo Fort (Fortaleza de Maputo) and the CFM Railway Station. Two of the points of interest were designed by Gustav Eiffel.
Crown of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, known as the Crown of the Andes, ca. 1660-1770, Columbia. Gold, repoussé and chased; emeralds. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, Acquisitions Fund and Mary Trumbull Adams Fund, 2015 (2015.437). #crown #jewelry