Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Doors And Wreaths

For today and tomorrow I'm going with church images. I'll be largely offline for the next couple of days, but doing what I can to catch up. 

I'm starting with wreaths on the front entrance of Centretown United Church.

Here we have St. John The Evangelist Anglican Church on Elgin Street downtown.

Down the street is the Francophone Protestant church, Eglise Unie St. Marc.

And back up the street is Knox Presbyterian Church.

Heading into Sandy Hill and the campus of the University of Ottawa, I stopped by the Catholic Paroisse Sacre Coeur. The current building replaces one that was destroyed by fire. 

Its small side chapel consists of wonderful stained glass panels.

Up the street is an English speaking Catholic parish partnered with Sacre Coeur. This is St. Joseph's.

And a close walk away is St. Paul's Eastern United Church, with one of  its entrances decorated for the season.


  1. I see those square-towered churches a lot when I watch British tv shows, which I do quite a lot.

  2. Merry Christmas William! Enjoy your days.

  3. Have a wonderful holiday, and thank you for the pictures. :-)

  4. wonderful photos of Christmas doors and wreaths ~ Merry Christmas ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. These places will all be busy tomorrow morning.

  6. @Italiafinlandia: thank you.

    @MB: they are.

    @John: thanks.

    @Lady Fi: thank you.

    @Tom: thank you.

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Anvilcloud: we have a lot of that here.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Iris: I keep telling myself it's almost over.

    @Marleen: thank you.

    @DJan: you're welcome.

    @Kathie: thanks.

    @Carol: they felt fitting for the occasion.

    @Sharon: or tonight. Or both.

  7. Yhese are nice and nearly homely churches and not these huge catholic cathedrals ! I also love the wreath, I have one with fours candles for advent, one hanging on the front door and one of the dining table with a Father Christmas inside.

  8. Beautiful church photos.
    Happy Christmas and a healthy joyful New Year.

  9. I love those blue doors! Have a Merry Christmas and some happy days I hope! ;-)

  10. @Lea: thank you.

    @Maywyn: thanks.

    @Gattina: I've got a cathedral tomorrow.

    @Happyone: thanks.

    @RedPat: I'm just hoping the depression is gone in a couple of days.

    @R: thank you.

  11. The stone churches are beautiful. I hope you have a peaceful Christmas, William.

  12. i love the wreaths ... so festive. sorry about the comments lately, William ... been so nuts around here. cooking (baking) like a crazy lady ... LOL! got a lot to do with my Mom having back trouble. she is leaning on me, which is great but it takes time. take care. ( ;

  13. Hang in there, William. Christmas is almost over. I hope you're up to pleasant things over the coming days.

  14. Those stained glass windows were amazing and seeing a few more photos would be most welcome. Enjoy your holidays the best you can as they are not always as joyous as everyone makes them out to be, sadly. We all have our down moments.

  15. Such beautiful chuches and all so different:)

  16. I enjoyed seeing all of your photographs but particularly liked the stained glass windows.
    Have a good Christmas.

    All the best Jan

  17. I was all ready to say how much I loved the wreaths on the doors in your first photo and then I saw that astounding stained glass and it overshadowed everything. BIG WOW!