Friday, January 15, 2016

In The Basilica

I stopped by St. Patrick's Basilica downtown one morning to photograph the sanctuary. The place was still decorated for the Christmas holidays. The parish dates back to 1855, and the current building, in the Gothic Revival style, was built in the 1870s. I have more shots from inside here tomorrow.

42 comments:

  1. Beautiful design, both outside and inside.

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  2. This is a very beautiful church, and it's simply breathtaking inside.

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  3. A lovely place, worth multiple visits.

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  4. It's a really beautiful building. Look very stately inside!

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  5. @Nancy: I quite agree.

    @Bill: it has a commandingn presence.

    @Kay: I was glad to finally get a good chance to photograph here.

    @Halcyon: indeed.

    @Marianne: it is!

    @Tamago:it does.

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  6. Entering this sanctuary in person must be awesome!

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  7. Beautiful, William. Thanks for the tour!

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  8. Beautiful! Looove all those gorgeous arches.

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  9. You don't realize it's so large until you see in the sanctuary. It's no wonder they had the pulpit etc at such a high level.

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  10. @EG: it is!

    @Furry Gnome: that's true.

    @Jan: thank you!

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Marleen: you're welcome.

    @Grace: so do I.

    @Red: the architect and builders did well with it.

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  11. Beautiful church and lovely gray color.

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  12. Beautiful photos of the church, William.

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  13. I like the building and also the interior...

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  14. I always enjoy what you have to share. This is grand.

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  15. Beautiful interiors! Especially in its festive jacket!

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  16. Superbe batisse que j aurais aimee voir ;o)

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  17. Beautiful on the outside, but even more so on the inside!

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  18. Oh the inside is wonderful William and the snow and Christmas decorations add a lovely winter touch!

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  19. The basilica has a romance about it - both the outside design and interior. Those images on the interior walls are stunning.

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  20. @Orvokki: thanks!

    @Linda: thank you.

    @VP: and more of it tomorrow.

    @Sharon: it is. They don't build them like this anymore.

    @Denise: thank you!

    @Jandi: I wondered about still having Christmas shots at this time of January, but it's a nice sight!

    @Nefertiti: merci!

    @Norma: it really is!

    @Ciel: I thought so too.

    @Gemma: it's a popular spot for weddings. It's pretty much impossible to photograph in here on a Saturday in the summer- there's always a wedding on a weekend!

    @Tanya: thanks!

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  21. gorgeous. those arches are, everything, every single details is just amazing. now that is a place i would love to have my camera ... i could get lost for a while. snooping around. i might get booted out for staying such a long time. i need a sign, no need to dust, just chillin' ... have a nice weekend! ( :

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  22. the exterior is rather austere but i love all the tall arches inside!

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  23. I particularly like your shots down the centre aisle, William!

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  24. That's some interior William, I particularly like the 'looking down the aisle ' shot...

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  25. @Beth: it is a very photogenic place.

    @Tex: so do I.

    @RedPat: I couldn't choose between the aisle shots.

    @Gill: it certainly is.

    @Geoff: thanks!

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  26. What a beautiful church. I love it when churches and cathedrals are decorated for Christmas.

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  27. Lovely pics William. I love old churches, and I especially love the first image of the promenade outside by the water. Beautiful work. Dea xo Oh! I finally signed up here--took me long enough to figure how to do this stuff.

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  28. I like the green votives. Nice touch. :-)

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  29. It is indeed a magnificent building: outside and inside.

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  30. It is so beautiful William. I love seeing the inside.

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  31. @Debs: so do I.

    @Dea: thank you!

    @Revrunner: I thought they were too.

    @Mari: it definitely is.

    @Janey: that really is!

    @Lois: a pleasure to show it.

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  32. It's hard to imagine how old they are. Perth is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. We'll avoid this! Crowds don't make us happy...

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  33. A lot of work put in these. A lot of money spent.

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