Darth Vader Grotesque
The sci-fi villain is a little known inhabitant of the Washington National Cathedral
The sixth-largest cathedral in the world, this stunning neogothic construction is a functioning place of worship as well as a popular tourist destination. Nearly half a million people enter through its doors each year, many of them just to admire its breathtaking beauty. It’s perhaps fitting, then, that the cathedral offer a bit of tongue-in-cheek eye candy for the dedicated architecture enthusiast — a well-hidden, but very official, carving of Star Wars villain Darth Vader perched high upon its many spires.