- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Visit Cathedral of Christ the Light
The Cathedral of Christ the Light is a towering glass and steel structure. Its shape and design were inspired by both a bishop’s mitre and a fish. The exterior window paneling vaguely resemble a fish’s scales. Perhaps the two most interesting features are the magnificent stained glass window behind the altar featuring a futuristic medieval Jesus; and the enormous jacuzziesque holy water font. The Cathedral of Christ the Light is located in downtown Oakland overlooking Lake Merritt.