Serendipity shined on me and I was able to spend a few days visiting Washington, DC in early January, 2015. My first visit was to the National Cathedral as the last time we were there it was closed and surrounded by scaffolding, having been damaged quite badly by the earthquake in fall of 2011. Although restoration work continues, and will for many years, it is open to the public again and serving as a vital house of worship to the community.
Not sure I will ever get enough of this place. Thanks heaps to Christoper Budny who took time to show me around personally. He has been a docent there for 20 years and knows it inside out and every nook and cranny.