The other day at Occasional Toronto, RedPat mentioned finally getting into a church to photograph the windows. Below we have St. Patrick's Basilica downtown here in Ottawa. There are gorgeous stained glass windows inside... but every time I'm around there, either I don't have a camera, or there's a mass, wedding, or funeral going on (obviously not at the same time).
This is taken in the morning from the north; the sunlight reflects off the office tower to my right and illuminates the old stone on the north side of the church.
That is a tempting old pile. Can;t wait to see your shotsReplyDelete
Warm ALOHA from Honolulu
It is a classic and beautiful church, as much all of theReplyDelete
Bom dia WilliamReplyDelete
Que catedral linda que suas lentes captaram. Uma foto espetacular
Uma boa semana
Could all be happening at the same time with side chapels.ReplyDelete
Lovely old church William.. you should do some 'photo-napping' next time you see a wedding there :)ReplyDelete
Like someone told me once, William.... You just may have to attend a service to get those interior shots!! Pick a bright day and arrive early. Can't wait to see what you end up with!ReplyDelete
That is a beautiful church! Love the illumination from reflection of sunlight!ReplyDelete
It's very classic looking in this shot.ReplyDelete
well, it's pretty being backlit by the sky. :)ReplyDelete
You seem to have a lot of beautiful churches overthere.ReplyDelete
It took a minute to find the office tower on your right? Then it clicked"reflection." Good eye on this one. I also looked at the cars going the wrong direction before I thought "one way." It's a slow day upstairs today!ReplyDelete
It does look beautiful William.ReplyDelete
@Cloudia: I wonder what the churchgoers would think of it being called a pile!ReplyDelete
@Tomas: I have always liked the architectural style.
@Gracita: thank you!
@Revrunner: and there's at least one of those inside.
@Grace: I could do that!
@Janis: I suspect the holy water would start to boil if I passed by!
@Tamago: it's a church with a lot of history.
@Sharon: it certainly is.
@Tex: it does stand out.
@Jan: yes, we have many of them.
@Red: I haven't mentioned it before, as far as I know, but Ottawa has a lot of one way streets, particularly in the downtown core.
@Luis: thank you!
Even here it is not easy to find a church open, without some kind of celebration or mass going on...ReplyDelete
Quite an impressive looking building.ReplyDelete
The building is handsome on the outside so I hope you do eventually get inside to see what it looks like.ReplyDelete
It's a classic - what a church should look like (as opposed to the "church" on my blog today). And a fine photo. You caught the light perfectly.ReplyDelete
It's a lovely old church! We just have to keep rattling the church doors!ReplyDelete
@VP: sometime over the winter I need to pop in at another Catholic church here that seems to have no shortage of chances to photograph without disturbing anyone. It's quite lovely inside.ReplyDelete
@Judy: I've always thought so.
@EG: it's quite grand inside, but not quite in an over the top way.
@Lowell: yes, quite a contrast to the one you featured.
@RedPat: that certainly does help!
It's a lovely old building, I hope you get to take your inside shots sometime.ReplyDelete
The church looks glorious. Now I would really like to see inside.ReplyDelete
This is beautiful, William! :)ReplyDelete
The steeple is wonderful! Nice shot!ReplyDelete
It's a beauty of a building.ReplyDelete
I can't wait for you to find the right time slot between a wedding and a funeral...ReplyDelete
It's a beautiful church in this morning light.ReplyDelete
The stained glass in churches are amazing and so beautiful ! I hope you get the chance to get some photos of them ! My mother in law does all kinds of stained glass we have quite a few of her works of art ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !ReplyDelete
Lovely picture! I hope you get in there and show us those windows.ReplyDelete
It's a beautiful old church.ReplyDelete
I'd love to see the inside.
It is quite beautiful, especially that steeple! Pretty sky too.ReplyDelete
@Denise: it might just be a matter of lucky timing when I get in there.ReplyDelete
@Lauren: sooner or later, I'll get in there when there's not something going on.
@Cheryl: thank you.
@Hilary: it certainly is.
@Ciel: how many of those can there be, after all? At least ones not involving Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell.
@Marleen: I can imagine on a sunny day what the stained glass on both sides must be like inside.
@Country Gal: I can never get tired of stained glass.
@Linda: I expect to!
@Mumbaiiteanu: there are other Catholic churches here that I've photographed from the exterior and not yet the interior. Notre Dame is another one I have to take care of sooner or later for that.
@Lois: that steeple definitely stands out.
Gorgeous building. Churches don't stay open like they once did as people go into them to rob them of any computer, PA system, or anything of value. It is a shame.ReplyDelete
Sometimes it's just not destined to happen but it certainly gets frustrating when it happens repeatedly. But I suppose it will be all the more sweet when you succeed, which I truly hope you do!ReplyDelete
Timing is everything, still the outside gave you a good shot!ReplyDelete
I can see why you like the open doors events! As do we!ReplyDelete
VERY nice photo of a great old building.ReplyDelete
The inside, with all that light shining through the windows should be spectacular.
@Mari: this one tends to be open a few hours in the daytime- the rectory is right next door and attached, but my timing has often been when a mass is on. I actually live nearby it now, but haven't been inside in awhile.ReplyDelete
@Kay: I have photographed inside since, though that has been quite awhile ago.
@Elaine: it's quite a church.
@Randy: thank you!
@Jennifer: it's a good event.
@Pat: it is. I've been inside in the morning when you've got sunlight pouring in both sides because of the reflections.