Sunday, May 31, 2020

Churches In The National Capital

To those who have been wondering, yes, I've taken tulip photographs of what has been a very unusual Tulip Festival this year. They will be turning up in June and no doubt stretching into July or even beyond, though the formal event itself was already over on Victoria Day. But for a few days, I'm showing other material.

I have some churches for you today, taken at various points in the last couple of months. This is Annunciation Of The Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, out in Hintonburg, on the last day of March.

A few blocks away, dominating the neighbourhood, is the Catholic Paroisse Saint Francois d'Assise.

Taken on the following day in Sandy Hill, this is the historic St. Alban Anglican Church. It was attended regularly by our first prime minister, John A. Macdonald.

A couple of blocks away is St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

A short walk away is St Paul's-Eastern United Church.

A couple of weeks later I passed by this church in Lowertown, the French language Eglise Evangelique Baptiste d'Ottawa.


  1. I guess like here all of those lovely churches are currently empty. We can now open to up to 50 people but our church is too small to accomodate even our tiny congregation when social distancing rules are applied and the cleaning regime to too onerous to contemplate so it is TV church for a while longer for us.

  2. Churches make interesting photo subjects especially for the varied architectural styles. I am sure the interiors would be quite interesting with varying styles

  3. Beautiful selection, William !
    The first one is very different form the others...

  4. @Lady Fi: they are.

    @Joan: i think all churches here are closed.

    @Linda: thank you.

    @Beatrice: I've been in three: St. Alban, St. Paul, and St paul- eastern.

    @Karl: thanks.

  5. Hello,

    Nice series of pretty churches. Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

  6. Beautiful series of churches, each one with its own distinctive style.

  7. ...William, you certainly had a gorgeous day to enjoy these beautiful churches.

  8. That's quite a collection of churches in a variety of architectures.

  9. All very different in architectural style William, the first is so different from most Catholic churches I've seen ✨

  10. Very nice selection of Churches you showed us William

  11. What beautiful churches, William. Thanks for sharing. Be safe. Jo

  12. You have many historic churches that are being well kept. We have very few of the large older churches.

  13. Some very traditional looking Churches but the Annunciation Of The Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church certainly is different. Thanks

  14. Nice series! You've taken us to church!

  15. Nice series of churches. I like the Anglican one.

  16. The churches are still empty on this Sunday. One wonders when they will be able to open.

  17. Beautiful photo series of the stone churches ~

    Be Safe, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  18. No shortage of churches in the Ottawa area.

  19. I'm back. I will try hard to comment on a regular basis. Love the churches!

  20. @Eileen: thank you!

    @Bill: very true.

    @Tom: more than one good day.

    @Sharon: we've got a good many.

    @Grace: I thought that too. It's smaller. I would have never found it had I not decided to take a walk down a side street on my way to another destination.

    @Bill: thanks!

    @Jo: you're welcome.

    @Red: there are quite a lot.

    @MB: you're welcome.

    @Jennifer: thanks!

    @DJan: I do too.

    @RedPat: who knows?

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Marie: we have many.

    @Pat: I'm finding it hard to keep up with blogs, but that's a matter of limited internet access.

  21. Love seeing the churches! Tweeted.

  22. Churches are such incredible buildings.

  23. @Cloudia: indeed.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Kay: they are.

    @Joanne: I agree.

    @Klara: so do I.