I was out in Vanier on Good Friday in April to photograph a couple of large cemeteries, and this church happened to be near one of them. Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes is the oldest Catholic parish in Vanier, dating back to 1887. The current very modern building, finished in 1975, replaced its predecessor, which had been lost in a fire.
The church has a grotto nearby, with this cross on a hill dominating the spot.
These I took on Easter Monday in the Glebe. The weather was considerably more damp. St. Giles Presbyterian Church is the first one.
The second one is a short distance away. Ecclesiax Church is associated with the Free Methodist Church.
Great series, William!ReplyDelete
Love the window in the fourth from the bottom.ReplyDelete
Gostei de ver esta postagem.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
I do like the second church you show. Lovely window, is it stained glass?ReplyDelete
Ha! I liked the last image the best. At first, I thought the bicycle rack was the "sanctuary". Would have been for me, a cyclist. :-)ReplyDelete
That church in the first photo is quite mod! Impossible to predict it has such deep roots.ReplyDelete
The Roman Catholic church looks rather like some I've seen here...very modern. The others are quite traditional. I haven't seen a Free Methodist church in years. They are all very interesting.ReplyDelete
The new modern Catholic church really stands out as.. different. Quite unusual for a Catholic church!ReplyDelete
Old and new, very different from each other.ReplyDelete
...places that we all need.ReplyDelete
love all the windows. nice designs. ( :ReplyDelete
I would have never guessed that the first one was a Catholic Church.ReplyDelete
@Whisk: so do I.
@Francisco: thank you.
@Marleen: it is. I have seen it lit up inside.
@Revrunner: that figures!
@Janis: it looks like a spaceship.
@Lowell: I assume the Free Methodists are an offshoot of the Methodists.
@Grace: it is!
@Marianne: quite so!
@Beth: I agree.
@Janey: you'd think Pentacostal.
That cemetery looks very much like one from my old home town in Illinois.ReplyDelete
Interesting comparison of very modern to traditional church buildings.ReplyDelete
I like the picture of cross with sourroundings the most. Posts about Vanier churches are very good. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Love the modern as well as the traditional church. Beautiful buildings.ReplyDelete
Excellent selection of different churches. Very nice!ReplyDelete
@Sharon: grotto, I assume?ReplyDelete
@Red: quite a difference.
@Klara: you're welcome.
@Nancy: they are.
@Bill: thank you!
A nice series.ReplyDelete
A good series. The Catholic Church does not look like any I've seen. It must be the huge city.ReplyDelete
Another interesting selection. Notre Dame looks very 1970s.ReplyDelete
It is always interesting to see the slightly different building styles.ReplyDelete
A very nice series of photographs.
All the best Jan
I enjoyed visiting them in your photos very much William. Thanks for your nice work, and your friendly comments which I enjoy :)ReplyDelete
These are lovely churches, thanks William. I echo Cloudia's comment, thank you so much for visiting and always leaving such nice comments on my blog. Always very much appreciated :)ReplyDelete
I always love seeing your church photos.ReplyDelete
@Lois: thank you.ReplyDelete
@Mari: it's quite modern compared with older buildings.
@Kay: yes it does.
@Jan: thank you.
@Cloudia: you're welcome.
@Norma: I like showing them.