Notre Dame Ride

While away at a conference, I brought my bike to use to get around town. We decided to hit up Notre Dame's campus early mornin before sunrise the day of the conference.

My apologies for the dark pics. I forgot my camera, so this is all from my phone.

Touch Down Jesus. I'm not a big sports guy but my friend, Jeff, is. He explained that this massive mural looks like it reside over the inzone from the football field.

Lots of statues all over campus. I didn't know what most of the were of, but the artwork is beautiful.

Stained glass was everywhere. Again, very pretty.

Gold Dome.

This area was cool. I'm no catholic, so I had no idea of it's complete purpose. But it was cut out of a cove about 20' wide and 10' high. That blur of light is actually hundreds of candles. When we rolled up there were a couple of guys praying. So we kept our distance to be respectful. But I would have loved to have been able to ask more questions.

Overall, I have to say that this was the most beautiful campus I've ever been on. It was totally worth the 6am wake-up.

Get out there.


  1. The cave with the candles is called the "Grotto". It is a replica of of similiar shrine in Lourdes France where there was a reported sighting of a vision of the Virgin Mary many years ago.

  2. Anonymous,
    Thanks for the insight! It makes it even cooler!

  3. Definitely a campus that would make a student/alumni swell with pride. They are certainly intentional about their culture at ND.