Sunday, April 19, 2015

Two Churches

Today I have two churches along Elgin Street. Knox Presbyterian Church appeared here a few days ago in my Senators post, and I've shown you the interior during Doors Open.


A short walk down the street is St. John The Evangelist Anglican Church. I have shown the interior in a previous post here. This weekend the church has opened up its annual art exhibition that runs into early May.


A reminder to City Daily Photo bloggers, the theme for the first of May deals with Revolution.

And for bloggers and readers here in Ontario or planning to visit in the next few months, the Doors Open 2015 event listings are up, with the first event of the season next weekend in Guelph. 

33 comments:

  1. I see that there are many churches in Ottawa, right?

    Tomás.

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  2. These two churches both give an appearance of substance and strength ... interesting they both have those square towers.

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  3. Did someone say "Revolution"?! Reminds me of an Anglican church here in Virginia, said to be either the oldest or second oldest in the nation, where the rector in the 1770s was taken into captivity by a British raiding party for fomenting revolution from the pulpit. :-)

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  4. I don't think I will attend the Open Door event, but I mostly do in our country. It is a nice event to have a look in buildings you only know from the outside.

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  5. Love words as we all do. 'Elgin' is a favorite to see and speak. Ok, ya, call me crazy.

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  6. nice churches, wonder what people will post for Revolution?

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  7. Very unusual architecture in your second shot William .... I like it a lot. Thanks for the reminder regarding our May Theme Day.

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  8. i like those block towers on both.

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  9. It's always interesting to look at the huge old churches. We don't have any in this town.

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  10. It's easy to tell which one is the older.

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  11. I love to see churches in urban areas.

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  12. @Tomas: there are quite a lot of them, yes.

    @Lowell: they are good architectural elements.

    @Revrunner: that would be a good choice for the theme!

    @Marianne: I know they have a weekend there that does something similar.

    @Birdman: it certainly is one of our busier streets. Goes back to the British family.

    @Gill: I have one idea. I might go with something else as well.

    @Dianne: I figured this was a good time to start posting that in advance.

    @Tex: so did I.

    @Norma: as do I.

    @Red: I can imagine, and from a European perspective, churches like these would be brand new.

    @Sharon: they both have a lot of character.

    @SRQ: so do I.

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  13. Nice buildings. They don't build with brick too much in California due to earthquake code laws. Too bad, huh?

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  14. Churches are always interesting!

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  15. They're lovely churches. I think the tower on the second photo does look a bit castle-like.

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  16. It's so good to see that many are repurposing churches. The one in Franktown is for sale. Many are realizing that they are good to rent out. Times they are a-changin'!

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  17. Both are such lovely churches. St. John looks even nicer with blue skies behind that brick.

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  18. Love to see open door events, especially related to art. Be sure to take pics if you attend. I know, reminder a photographer to take photos is like reminding a chef to taste the sauce!

    Janis
    GDP

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  19. Two very different styles of churches and both quite lovely. I'm looking forward to Doors Open but I'm finding the Revolution theme challenging.

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  20. @Eve: here you'll find a lot of brick.

    @Cheryl: they are.

    @Marleen; it does have that going on for it.

    @Jennifer: in this case, both churches are still very much vibrant.

    @Kay: I certainly think so.

    @Janis: I've got time, so I'll likely pop in.

    @RedPat: I have one that'll be easy to photograph; I have another idea that would require a stop at the War Museum. My third idea is a bit unorthodox, and depends on how one defines a revolution.

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  21. Those are great buildings, the first one almost looks like a castle.

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  22. Very nice, William, and I especially love the second one. Not because of the denomination but because of the look of the building! :)

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  23. Beautiful, magnificent, you pick the adjective. Love those massive church buildings.

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  24. They really are beautiful churches.

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  25. Beautiful churches, William, both are so different from ours...

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  26. Lovely churches. I'm looking forward to see photos of the Doors Open you attend!

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  27. Two beautifully sturdy churches there William, they'll be there for a very long time :)

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  28. @Jan: they do have that sort of feel to them.

    @Linda: both churches have character.

    @Jen: I will likely pop in at some point.

    @Mari: they certainly do stand out.

    @Denise: they have a lot of history.

    @Randy: thanks!

    @Karl: from European standards, these two are new!

    @EG: I'm already planning on places I want to see, along with new ones. I'll see if I can get into the American embassy this year.

    @Grace: I would think so.

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  29. Why is it I can't hear the word Revolution without that Beatles song playing in my head?

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