Monday, October 20, 2014

Old Stone

This is St. Mary's Catholic Church on the western edges of Little Italy. The old stone appeals to me.


41 comments:

  1. Interesting use of the darker stones.
    From my work in archaeology I can fully understand your love of old stone.

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  2. Not as old as the one I visited the weekend. Nice looking church

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  3. A church that invites you to worship.

    Tomás.

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  4. Yes - attractive stonework - though it looks relatively fresh.

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  5. I've long admired the handiwork of really good stonemasons.

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  6. The stonework emotes strength..... and the blue sky.... heavenly!

    Janis
    Greensboro Daily Photo

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  7. It is a special stone work indeed with accents.

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  8. Love the stone and that big front window, so unusual here...

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  9. @Jen: I certainly thought so.

    @Dina: I mused from time to time growing up going into archaeology.

    @Bill: true, but our architecture compared to other parts of the world seems brand new!

    @Tomas: indeed.

    @Mike: it does.

    @Revrunner: here, the masons did good work.

    @Janis: I liked the look of this shot in particular, and I've passed by the church many times.

    @Marianne: thank you!

    @VP: I should try going inside sometime.

    @Linda: thanks!

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  10. It's very beautiful and I like the way the sky is reflected in the windows!

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  11. I also love old stone, it's beautiful !
    Little Italy also in Ottawa? Interesting...

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  12. I like it also William, but I love the arched window even more :)

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  13. I like the pattern of the brown stones.

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  14. Beautiful! Like VP I like the big frontal window.

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  15. That window must let in a lovely light. I like the stone too.

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  16. I like the occasional darker toned stone.

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  17. Wonder what kind of stone it is. Maybe different kinds?

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  18. @Tex: thanks!

    @Lowell: I caught it at the right time of day.

    @Tanya: I should photograph it from different angles.

    @Karl: yes, our Little Italy is a vibrant neighbourhood.

    @Grace: it's a great detail.

    @Jan: so did I.

    @Luis: it's a west facing window, so it must be luminous in there in the late afternoon.

    @Judy: I can just imagine the colours in there around four in the afternoon.

    @Sharon: they do stand out.

    @Cheryl: I imagine a lot of it's granite, maybe mixed in with stones with a heavy iron concentration, hence the reddish brown.

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  19. I think the old stone is very appealing too!

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  20. Wow, this is such a beautiful church! I love how different colors of the stones are arranged and the big window looks beautiful. Also the bright color of sky is amazing. Such a lovely picture!

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  21. Looks to be quite a palette for some sky reflections.

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  22. Yes, that huge stained glass is perfect for reflections! Lovely church!

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  23. I really like the contemporary neo-Gothic buildings. Stone really harmonize them

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  24. I do like the stone used in the construction.

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  25. It's beautiful, William. And I love that large window!

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  26. It is quite a nice-looking church!

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  27. @EG: it feels enduring.

    @Tamago: thanks!

    @Birdman: it does.

    @Ciel: the stained glass from the inside must be magnificent.

    @Mariusz: it is a style that really appeals to me.

    @Jim: it might be the same kind of stone that was used for Parliament.

    @Marleen: it certainly does stand out.

    @RedPat: that appears to be the consensus.

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  28. I think old stone is appealing because (at least in parts of the U.S.) the fake stuff is used on so many fascias...and it looks fake.

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  29. Canada has some beautiful churches!

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  30. It is quite beautiful! I like that window too.

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  31. The old stone should appeal to everyone. Of course, it will not.

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  32. I have seen photographs of other stone structures in Ontario and it seems that there were some fine stonemasons working up there. This style of fitted stone seems pretty sophisticated to me. In other places, the masons often just picked up local stones and put then into the wall without smoothing them.

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  33. I like old stone buildings too. The way they interspersed colored stones in a pattern is interesting.

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  34. Ah, so there's a Little Italy in Ottawa! You never see that sort of stone in France although I've seen it in England.

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