Saturday, August 22, 2020

Church

Initially I was going to leave this for a theme day in October, but as theme days won't be happening for City Daily Photo after September, I brought it forward to now. On the last day of March, I was up in the Hintonburg area and decided I'd photograph a church I'd often seen at a distance but never photographed before. You'll still see snow on the ground in some of these shots.

Protection Of The Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church stands out well in this area west of the downtown core. It stands in the Mechanicsville neighbourhood, just to the north of Hintonburg. The parish has origins dating back to the 1950s, with the current building dedicated in 1989. It was locked of course, this having had been early in Covid restriction days, so I didn't get to have a look inside. I went around and photographed the exterior.

24 comments:

  1. Very impressive looking church.

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  2. Impressive building. Too early to see snow!!! Nooo!
    Hubby just put on the aircon for me, thinking it´s too hot (it´s not).

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  3. Such an exotic-looking building to find. I would love to see inside.

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  4. As soon as I saw it I assumed that it must be a Russian Orthodox church. I have always loved their use of golden onion domes.

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  5. It is beautiful. I wish we had one like that around here.

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  6. @Nancy: I think so.

    @Agnieszka: thanks.

    @Iris: it is impressive.

    @John: I would too.

    @David: that it is.

    @Rosemary: me too.

    @Sandi: it is a marvel.

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  7. ...like most Orthodox churches this one has a distinctive style, it's a beauty!

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  8. It is a remarkable building with the golden tops.

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  9. Hello,

    It is a pretty church, the golden domes are beautiful. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  10. I would love to visit this lovely place. Thanks for sharing it.

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  11. You couldn't have photographed this on a better day -- that beautiful white of the church and that deep blue sky! Really nice.

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  12. As fotografias estão belíssimas
    Este contraste de tons deu o charme especial
    Um abraço

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  13. Gorgeous photos! I love the look of Russian churches. They are so exotic.
    I hadn't heard that theme days were ending. I'll have to look up that news.

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  14. Beautiful!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  15. Love the style of Russian Orthodox.

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  16. How the golden domes glow against that blue sky.

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  17. Beautiful! Have a great weekend, William.

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  18. What a pretty church! It manages to look both a little austere and ornate at the same time.

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