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Another side portal with a whale tympanum and apron blessing. | Cathedral of Saint Paul in St. Paul, MN

Another side portal with a whale tympanum and apron blessing. | Cathedral of Saint Paul in St. Paul, MN

The south side entrance door with the tympanum (a medieval ship) and apron blessing. The Chapel of Saint Peter (?-64AD) is on the right. | Cathedral of Saint Paul in St. Paul, MN

The south side entrance door with the tympanum (a medieval ship) and apron blessing. The Chapel of Saint Peter (?-64AD) is on the right. | Cathedral of Saint Paul in St. Paul, MN

The north side entrance door with tympanum (a "tree of life") and apron blessing. The Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is to the left. | Cathedral of Saint Paul in St. Paul, MN

The north side entrance door with tympanum (a "tree of life") and apron blessing. The Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is to the left. | Cathedral of Saint Paul in St. Paul, MN

One of the many “CELEBRATE 100 YEARS” banner hung on the piers in the Cathedral of Saint Paul for its 100th year celebration. Photo taken on 29 July, 2015.

One of the many “CELEBRATE 100 YEARS” banner hung on the piers in the Cathedral of Saint Paul for its 100th year celebration. Photo taken on 29 July, 2015.

Beneath either the North or South rose windows of the Cathedral of Saint Paul in St. Paul, MN

Beneath either the North or South rose windows of the Cathedral of Saint Paul in St. Paul, MN

The three east portals into the narthex of the Cathedral of Saint Paul in St. Paul, MN.

The three east portals into the narthex of the Cathedral of Saint Paul in St. Paul, MN.

One of the three sets of oak double-doors in the Cathedral of Saint Paul narthex going outside. Lovely stained-glass in the transom and ceil-de-boeuf windows!

One of the three sets of oak double-doors in the Cathedral of Saint Paul narthex going outside. Lovely stained-glass in the transom and ceil-de-boeuf windows!

Scale of just how tall the main four piers and the arches are to hold up the dome, drum, and pendentives. The 12ft statue that the two people are looking at in the niche is of one of the Gospel writers, Saint John (6AD-?). The pulpit is seen off to the left. | Cathedral of Saint Paul in St. Paul, MN

Scale of just how tall the main four piers and the arches are to hold up the dome, drum, and pendentives. The 12ft statue that the two people are looking at in the niche is of one of the Gospel writers, Saint John (6AD-?). The pulpit is seen off to the left. | Cathedral of Saint Paul in St. Paul, MN

A beautiful arch, chandelier , and stained-glass fanlight in the Cathedral of Saint Paul in St. Paul, MN.

A beautiful arch, chandelier , and stained-glass fanlight in the Cathedral of Saint Paul in St. Paul, MN.

One of the three intricately carved portals (tympanum, archivolt, apron) separating the main nave from the narthex. The statue of Saint Peter (5AD-67AD) is also shown. | Cathedral of Saint Paul in St. Paul, MN

One of the three intricately carved portals (tympanum, archivolt, apron) separating the main nave from the narthex. The statue of Saint Peter (5AD-67AD) is also shown. | Cathedral of Saint Paul in St. Paul, MN

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