No pictures allowed inside. I snapped two with my camera sitting on my guide but had no idea where it was actually pointed to.
Ryan and I were both struck by how many memorials/tributes giving thanks there were to the US for wars over the years. They were truly amazing.
We had built up the "whispering room" to Katy, so we had to make the hike up the stairs to find it. We were successful and she later said it was her favorite part of the day.
The whispering room is only a stopping point. Apparently you can climb all the way to the tippy top of the cathedral. So climb we did!
Part way up:
From almost the top there was a spot you could look back down to the cathedral floor. It was a LONG way down....
The view from the top:
What goes up must come down. And down. And down some more....
The view from the other side on the way down:
The street, at last!