Pulpit and stairs inside the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal

Pulpit and stairs - Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal
An alter and stairs inside the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal, in Montréal, QC.
Pulpit - Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal

This side pulpit at the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal (Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal) caught my eye while I was touring the basilica. I found the stairway leading up to the pulpit to be very intriguing. The stairway seems such an ornate design, with its wood banisters and railings twisting up, around, and even under itself. In the below photograph, the view is looking past the side pulpit's stairs toward the main altar of the basilica.

Looking toward the main alter, with the stairs leading up to the side pulpit.
Pulpit stairs and alter - Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal

About the images

Tripods and flashes are not allowed to be used inside the basilica, and the church is extremely dimly lit. So, I had to set the ISO to 6400, and hand hold the camera, shooting at 1/60th of a second, at F/4, for both photographs. Post processing was done in Adobe Camera RAW and Adobe Photoshop, utilizing the Nik Collection's Silver Efex Pro and Dfine (to reduce the noise a bit).

Photographs taken: July 16, 2013, at Montréal, Québec.


  1. Very nicely done, especially under difficult conditions!

  2. I agree, very nicely done! What a beautiful and ornate place. I can see why that pulpit caught your eye.

    1. Thank you, Shelly. I find the stairway to be the most interesting part of the pulpit's structure.


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