Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Churches And Autumn Colours

Last week on a gloomy day I had occasion to head out to the Westboro neighbourhood. Part of the way I walked, part of the way I took transit. I decided that among the shots I'd take on this trip, I wanted church shots along with the fall colours.

I started in Little Italy, with these colours mixed in with St. Mary's Parish, a Catholic church. I've shown it before, but it has been awhile.

My path led me on into Hintonburg. The neighbourhood is dominated by Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Nearby is another Catholic church. The Queen Of The Most Holy Rosary Parish is a big name for what from the outside appears to be a modest church.

This is the Canadian United Pentecostal Church further west. It appears to share its premises with another congregation.

And in Westboro itself, this church building houses two congregations. All Saints Anglican Church and First United Church worship here.

The church appears in the background here, beside another building we'll get a look at down the line. It might look like a church, but was built as a town hall.


  1. Interesting variety in the church architecture there, all looking good with the fall colours.

  2. Some different styles, interesting.

  3. ...and the churches come in all sizes and shapes.

  4. Names of churches should be able to fit on a sign. They tend to be shortened anyway. :-)

  5. Churches and fall colors is a great idea. The photos are lovely.


  6. Hello, wonderful series of churches. I love the colorful trees too. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great week ahead.

  7. At the churches I can see that Canada was once belonging to the Communwealth. They all look like the once I have seen in the UK.

  8. I always think of the millions of prayers those walls have enveloped.

  9. You passed quite a few interesting churches on your travels that day. Are these churches open during the day so you can go in and have a look around?

  10. i know, i know we need all seasons but FALL rocks ...it is truly best in my books. such a fan. great colors!! ( ;

  11. Nice churches you share here. The fall colors are wonderful, too. :-)

  12. Nice collection of beautiful churches. Love the autumn colours.

  13. The churches which need to survive have found a way to share space...which must be interesting when the congregants run into each other!

  14. You have some beautiful old churches that have been well looked after.

  15. @John: that they do.

    @Italiafinlandia: I think so too.

    @Lady Fi: quite so.

    @Iris: I do like their architecture.

    @David: for a time I lived close to that big one.

    @Tom: that they do.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Revrunner: I agree.

    @Janis: thank you!

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Gattina: we've got a lot of heritage left over from the days of empire.

    @Marie: a good way of putting it.

    @Shammickite: I imagine Saint Francis is, but I've never been inside.

    @Jeanie: that they are.

    @Beth: it is a good season.

    @DJan: thank you!

    @Barbara: it would be.

    @RedPat: that it was.

    @Red: it looks like it.

  16. Marvelous stone work and autumn colors add to it all ~ Lovely!

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    A ShutterBug Explores,
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  17. It's a very appealing time of year.

  18. A beautiful series of churches. In my small town churches are much smaller and generally rather plain.

  19. A great series of churches. They look splendid surrounded by autumn's colour.

  20. I like the different style of architecture a lot.

  21. Seems each church is unique....you also caught some fall foliage.

  22. Beautiful churches and autumn colored trees. We have lots all our autumn after three early snowstorms. I wish the fall season lasted a bit longer.

  23. @Carol: thank you!

    @Jan: I thought so.

    @Sharon: that it is.

    @Michelle: we tend to have a lot of Gothic in our churches.

    @Bill: they do indeed.

    @Alexandria: so do I.

    @Janey: thank you!

    @Pat: most of ours are down now.

  24. Beautiful churches and fall colors.

  25. St. Mary's looks especially beautiful.

  26. Beautiful churches! And the fall colours ... of course!

  27. I Am Glad You Decided To Snap These - Pretty Cool Colors


  28. It certainly was a dreary day, William. And, those darn power lines always get in the way of a good photo too!

  29. Lovely series of church shots William, many diverse architectural styles ✨

  30. Quite the selection of churches, amazing how different they all are.

  31. Don't the churches look nice against the Autumn colours.

    All the best Jan

  32. Wonderful church buildings and all so different:)

  33. @Happyone: thanks!

    @Kay: I think so too.

    @Magiceye: thank you.

    @Catarina: of course!

    @Padre: thanks.

    @Beatrice: some fall days can be quite gloomy.

    @Sandi: indeed.

    @Grace: definitely.

    @Gemel: they're quite different.

    @Jan: they really do.

    @Rosie: I agree.