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.
Beautiful design, both outside and inside.ReplyDelete
Looks huge and beautiful insideReplyDelete
This is a very beautiful church, and it's simply breathtaking inside.ReplyDelete
A lovely place, worth multiple visits.ReplyDelete
It is a big nice church.ReplyDelete
It's a really beautiful building. Look very stately inside!ReplyDelete
@Nancy: I quite agree.ReplyDelete
@Bill: it has a commandingn presence.
@Kay: I was glad to finally get a good chance to photograph here.
@Marianne: it is!
Entering this sanctuary in person must be awesome!ReplyDelete
A beautiful looking church.ReplyDelete
Nice shots with wonderful details.ReplyDelete
Awesome series, William.ReplyDelete
Beautiful, William. Thanks for the tour!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Looove all those gorgeous arches.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
@EG: it is!ReplyDelete
@Furry Gnome: that's true.
@Jan: thank you!
@Marleen: you're welcome.
@Grace: so do I.
@Red: the architect and builders did well with it.
Beautiful church and lovely gray color.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos of the church, William.ReplyDelete
I like the building and also the interior...ReplyDelete
I always enjoy what you have to share. This is grand.ReplyDelete
Beautiful interiors! Especially in its festive jacket!ReplyDelete
Superbe batisse que j aurais aimee voir ;o)ReplyDelete
Beautiful on the outside, but even more so on the inside!ReplyDelete
Oh the inside is wonderful William and the snow and Christmas decorations add a lovely winter touch!ReplyDelete
The basilica has a romance about it - both the outside design and interior. Those images on the interior walls are stunning.ReplyDelete
i agree with eg! it's gorgeous!ReplyDelete
@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!
@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!
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! ( :ReplyDelete
the exterior is rather austere but i love all the tall arches inside!ReplyDelete
I particularly like your shots down the centre aisle, William!ReplyDelete
that is a very majestic church.ReplyDelete
That's some interior William, I particularly like the 'looking down the aisle ' shot...ReplyDelete
@Beth: it is a very photogenic place.ReplyDelete
@Tex: so do I.
@RedPat: I couldn't choose between the aisle shots.
@Gill: it certainly is.
What a beautiful church. I love it when churches and cathedrals are decorated for Christmas.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I like the green votives. Nice touch. :-)ReplyDelete
It is indeed a magnificent building: outside and inside.ReplyDelete
Very grand! That is a long aisle!ReplyDelete
It is so beautiful William. I love seeing the inside.ReplyDelete
@Debs: so do I.ReplyDelete
@Dea: thank you!
@Revrunner: I thought they were too.
@Mari: it definitely is.
@Janey: that really is!
@Lois: a pleasure to show it.
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...ReplyDelete
There's a lot of old stonework throughout the Ottawa Valley.Delete
A lot of work put in these. A lot of money spent.ReplyDelete