This view looks towards downtown Guelph from the highest ground in the city: Catholic Hill. A local history museum and a basilica stand up here.
This statue stands here. John McCrae was the Canadian soldier, doctor, and poet who wrote In Flanders Fields during the First World War while serving in Europe. Guelph was his family hometown. This statue is by Ruth Abernethy, and is one of a pair of matching statues. The other one is here in Ottawa.
The Church Of Our Lady Of The Immaculate Conception is the most prominent church in Guelph, designated a minor basilica by Pope Francis and a national historic site of the country. Designed in the High Victorian Gothic Revival style, its main construction was between 1876-1888. A parish has been here from the earliest days of the city, a half century earlier. I took this first shot and went with two different filters for it.
I've been in the church before, but as was the case last summer, it was locked up. I started to walk around.
Here we have the back view of the basilica. Again, I decided to go with different filters for this view. Tomorrow I'll have more from here.