Tuesday, December 25, 2018

A Silent Night

Merry Christmas!

I tend to do church photos for this day, and that's the case for most of these shots. I start with St. Matthew's Anglican Church in the Glebe. Earlier in the month I passed by on a snowy evening and noticed the stained glass window in the organ loft area above the main entrance was lit up from within.

Centretown United Church is downtown, and this year has had these lit ornaments in the windows of its administration area behind the church.

Here are the wreaths on one of the church entrances.

Wreaths are on the doors at another church, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, which is situated across from the Supreme Court.

The rest of my shots are from different spots. This Christmas tree is in the entrance lobby for the Bank Of Canada Museum, a small currency museum located just south of Parliament Hill. I've been inside since the redo of the premises, and I must take you in there sometime. Probably before Winterlude.

The National Arts Centre has been decorated for Christmas. These wreaths are found above one of the large lobby areas. The second one is particularly appropriate for a place that has music as part of its mandate.

And my last site is the Royal Canadian Mint, along Sussex Drive near the National Gallery. Wreaths are found along its fences and its doors.


  1. A delightful post! Have a lovely Christmas!

  2. A wonderful post as always. Merry Christmas old friend.

    cheers, gayle

  3. Lovely shots! Wishing you a joyful Christmas season.

  4. Pretty decorations! Merry Christmas to you!

  5. I specially like the two wreaths on one of the church entrances in your 6th photo and the one in the last shot. It's the symplicity that does it for me for Christmas.
    Merry Christmas, William.

  6. Is Pinchas Zucherman still the conductor of the National Arts Centre Orchestra?

  7. Lovely festive decorations.
    Merry Christmas, William !

  8. Very pretty variation of Christmas photos. Have a Merry Christmas!

  9. ...wishing you a Merry Christmas, William.

  10. Lovely pictures, and all of them so festive! Merry Christmas! :-)

  11. The door photo is a stunner! Poster perfect

  12. Lovely churches and wreathes! Happy Christmas, William!

  13. Nice the the big institutions will get in the Christmas spirit and decorate.

  14. Beautiful Christmas decorations. I love the wreaths at The National Arts Centre. Very pretty and creative!
    Merry Christmas to you!

  15. @Linda: thanks!

    @Parsnip: thank you.

    @Lady Fi: thanks!

    @Nancy: they are nice.

    @Jan: I agree.

    @David: no, he wrapped up his time here some years back but is still a conductor emeritus and comes back from time to time. The current principal conductor is a man named Alexander Shelley.

    @Karl: I think so too.

    @Marianne: thank you.

    @Tom: thanks!

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @DJan: very festive.

    @Maywyn: I think so too.

    @Barbara: thanks!

    @Red: it is!

    @Tamago: thanks!

  16. Beautiful. Tweeted. Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to all!

  17. Almost looks like the wreath is hanging from that fancy hinge. :-) Merry Christmas, William.

  18. I love the door wreaths. And that National Mint building is beautiful and castle-like.

  19. That's a great looking door.
    Merry Christmas.

  20. I like to visit churches as well.
    Beautiful decorations...
    : )

  21. Merry Christmas, it´s beautiful and ... well. We have to enjoy now!

  22. curious about those wreaths. r they heavy? with all those items on them? really think the musical one is super cool! great idea!! i love being crafty. ( :

  23. So nice to see so many decorations in so many kinds of places.

  24. @Bergson: true.

    @Mari: thanks!

    @RedPat: thank you.

    @Revrunner: it does look like that.

    @Catalyst: I do like the look of the Mint.

    @happyone: thank ypu.

    @Catarina: they are.

    @Iris: thank you.

    @Rosie: you're welcome.

    @Beth: I imagine no heavier than other wreaths.

    @Sallie: thanks!

  25. Beautiful photography ~ hope you had a loving Christmas ~

    Happy New Year to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  26. All such lovely festive decorations.

    All the best Jan

  27. These are all beautiful, William, and all perfect for Christmas.

  28. I hope you had a wonderful Xmas.

  29. I adore the door on the Presbyterian church!!

  30. @Carol: thank you.

    @Klara: thanks.

    @JanA: that they are.

    @Jeanie: definitely.

    @Italiafinlandia: thank you.

    @Klara: I get through Christmas is probably the most accurate description.

    @Jenn: it's a good one.