Lisa Johnston | email@example.com | Tiwtter: @aeternusphoto Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, St. Louis, Missouri. Interior view of the Main dome of the Cathedral Basilica features gold mosaic glass tiles in a traditional Byzantine artistic motif. Four great Pendentives support the central dome and are adorned with mosaics of great winged angels. This is a view of the from the West Transept looking toward the Arch of Creation featuring God the Father and Creator. To each side of him are large eyes symbolizing God's omniscience. Below the Father is St. Michael the Archangel with his sword and shield bearing the inscription "Quis out Deus?" (Who is like God?) The arch represents the world God created and is populated by the nine choirs of angels and symbols of the 6 days of Creation. The dome of the West Transept displays the Divine Resurrected Christ appearing in golden splendor to Mary Magdalene. A lone angel sits behind Christ at His empty tomb. The bottom of the apse is inscribed the words of St. Paul in his epistle to the Corinthians, "If Christ has not risen your faith is in vain."The mosaics of the Cathedral Basilica collectively contain 41.5 million glass tesserae pieces in more than 7,000 colors and cover 83,000 square feet. It is one of the largest mosaic collections in the world.