Monday, October 5, 2015

The Old Stone Church

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church is one I've photographed before. The parish dates back to the 19th century, while the current church dates from the early 1950s, according to what I found (it certainly looks more old fashioned on the outside than the sanctuary itself). It's on the edge of Little Italy, and I was in the area early one morning when I noticed the front doors were open. I took a quick look inside. 

36 comments:

  1. Very nice. What is Little Italy like? Do they have food there? And if so, how yummy is it?

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  2. Lovely stone church, and it is quite big, too.

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  3. It is lovely, William, I love the different colours of stone and the interior is so nice!

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  4. I love the stone facade. And the shape of the chapel is nice too!

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  5. It is a great and beautiful church.

    Tomás.

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  6. Comforting somehow, William





    ALOHA
    ComfortSpiral

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  7. The inside looks very nice and the last photo is pretty!

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  8. Clever, I love the cool inside William and the outside looks very traidtional

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  9. What a beautiful church! Inside looks very artistic!

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  10. Another beautiful interior. You're blessed.

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  11. The inside has a bit of a futuristic look.

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  12. That's a huge sanctuary. The outside gives you no indication of the arches seen inside.
    There's lots of stained glass window.

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  13. @Whisk: there's no shortage of good food in Little Italy!

    @Orvokki: it is a very good size.

    @Linda: the interior really surprised me.

    @Halcyon: it had been quite awhile since I'd photographed it last. I often passed by it when I lived in Hintonburg.

    @Tomas: I certainly think so.

    @Cloudia: I agree.

    @Nancy: thanks!

    @Chrissy: it really surprised me, the inside, but then finding out that the current building is newer than it looks explains that.

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  14. Good timing to be there when the doors were open wide!

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  15. @Revrunner: they are!

    @Tamago: I do like the design.

    @Susie: I do too.

    @Birdman: there are a whole lot of churches here!

    @Sharon: it does, yes.

    @Red: the stained glass really drew me in.

    @Luis: thanks!

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  16. I like the front as well as the interior.
    Your second photo gives a wonderful view inside.

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  17. Great façade! Love the first shot of the interior, it's fantastic!

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  18. My favorites are the second and the last shots!

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  19. The inside was a big surprise for me! I really like it!

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  20. Very traditional and very beautiful!

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  21. @EG: it was good timing!

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Jose: it really surprised me, seeing it like that.

    @VP: I like them too.

    @RedPat: it was mere chance, being out there that particular day. I'm in Little Italy every day, but rarely over in that part of the area.

    @Lowell: I agree!

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  22. wow, the lighting on that ceiling!

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  23. Beautiful stained glass William, lovely interior..

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  24. @Marleen: I agree!

    @Tex: it's quite something.

    @Geoff: it really stood out to me.

    @Lois: me too.

    @Mari: it is!

    @Norma: I agree!

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  25. Very nice! I like the interior view especially.

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  26. That first interior shot is especially nice. It's quite nice inside.

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  27. once again, the stained glass colours and design are magical. Somehow the exterior of the church suggests a large church and yet seems compact.

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  28. Gosh it's a beauty William, inside and out. I too love that second shot, a wonderful look into the body of the church.

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  29. The outside and the inside sure don't match, do they, William?

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