Another reminder to members of City Daily Photo: the theme day for the first of May is Smell.
Around the beginning of the month I went up to the Hintonburg neighbourhood early one evening. It is dominated by this Catholic church, St. Francis of Assisi (Paroisse Saint-Francois D'Assise in French, which is the dominant language used here, as the church website is in French). When I lived in the neighbourhood, the church bells were a regular sound.
This nearby apartment building though is new; there was a car dealership where it now stands.
There must have been a large scale road infrastructure project here at some point; sculptures like these line the street. The city compensates neighbourhoods for the inconvenience with public art. These two stand a short distance apart, the second one in front of a community centre.
Lastly, this mural dominates a wall on the side of a store.
There is quite a contrast in images around this area. Impressive church.ReplyDelete
Things are looking so gray in these photos. At least that mural gives a splash of color!ReplyDelete
At the end we left the museum, but..., yes, more educated. (Just kidding).ReplyDelete
That looks a desperate day to wander round looking at that fine old church. The mural looks bright & cheerfulReplyDelete
Nice to have art to cheer up on a grey day. I love hearing church bells.ReplyDelete
That's some church! I like the idea of the city giving back to the citizens for putting up with new construction...that doesn't happen in very many places.ReplyDelete
Love the old church building, the new apartment building doesn't look so appealing, a bit earthbound.ReplyDelete
love the sculpture of the fiddle head... and the name of the neighborhood. Sounds German.ReplyDelete
A grand building, it looks very cold over there still.ReplyDelete
@Lauren: it is quite impressive.ReplyDelete
@Halcyon: it was a brooding kind of day.
@Tomas: thanks for stopping by.
@Bill: it is rare for me to come here.
@Ciel: I do too.
@Lowell: it is standard here.
@Marianne: true. I think it is that exterior bars that caught my eye.
@Janis: it might well be.
Looks like a beautiful area William. Gorgeous church.ReplyDelete
There was a church in our old neighborhood--I loved hearing the church bells every morning!ReplyDelete
Unique fire hydrants!
Oh la! The church is very beautiful William, lovely details of the door here. Public art is always intriguing :) The mural is lovely and colourful.ReplyDelete
most unique fire hydrants, ever!ReplyDelete
I like that colorful mural.ReplyDelete
Infra structure seems to become more "invasive"...for example high speed transit.ReplyDelete
@Mo: it was cool that day, and it's cool this morning!ReplyDelete
@Luis: I should really try going in that church sometime.
@Norma: this one has lovely bells that you hear a long way off.
@Grace: the church has no doubt been there a long while.
@Tex: that they are!
@Sharon: so did I. It must be relatively fresh.
@Red: in this case it involves a lot of tearing up of the roads and replacing piping and other stuff. It turns a street into what looks like a war zone. They're doing it at present over in Old Ottawa East.
awesome!! I love the fire hydrants ... never would have guessed, so fancy, keep the doggies away! ha. ha!!! ( ;ReplyDelete
This is great, William, and I am so happy to see some store fronts!ReplyDelete
Lovely Church--strange sculptures and nice mural.ReplyDelete
Beautiful church building. I like the art pieces and the wall mural.ReplyDelete
Very strange sculptures! Like the church.ReplyDelete
I love these old buildings you share, and the art. How nice that people are compensated.ReplyDelete
So much street artwork in Hintonburg. They add a sense of character and presence to the cityscape.ReplyDelete
@Beth: fortunately there's no shortage of real fire hydrants!ReplyDelete
@Linda: there is a fair share of shops along this street. The area seems to be gentrifying.
@MB: the mural was quite a surprise!
@Nancy: thank you!
@RedPat: I like the church as well.
@Denise: it's such a headache dealing with that sort of thing while it's going on.
@Gemma: they certainly do.
Interesting hydrant-looking thingy. :-)ReplyDelete
That seems to be an impressive church, but I mostly like the first sculpture and that colorful mural.ReplyDelete
Beautiful church. I can't say much for the sculptures though. At least the mural was colorful.ReplyDelete
That church is so pretty!ReplyDelete
I like that mural. Do those sculptures double as fire hydrants?ReplyDelete
Ohhh, very nice pictures.ReplyDelete
@Marleen: I certainly liked that mural.ReplyDelete
@Revrunner: I should have looked for something about the artist. I imagine if it was anywhere, it would have been in the community centre.
@Mari: I think modern art is an acquired taste.
@Lois: it certainly is.
@Kay: no, they're ornamental only.
The church is a grand one, very tall. And, I appreciate public art and especially like the one that looks like part of a fiddle.ReplyDelete
I should get back there sometime.Delete
It looks like a great neighborhood. The "newer" building is kind of an eyesore when compared to all the historic structures. The church is an awesome building.ReplyDelete