Thursday, January 24, 2013

St James Cathedral

From my archives comes this summer pic of St James Cathedral the home of the oldest congregation in the city having been established in 1797. This Anglican cathedral was designed by Frederick William Cumberland in Gothic Revival style and was constructed in 1853 replacing an older building that had burned down. Located right downtown on King St, it is surrounded by lovely gardens.  I took this shot from the Toronto Sculpture Garden which is directly across the road.

17 comments:

JM said...

Wonderful!

Mo said...

And the sky was just perfect as a backdrop for your picture

David Oliver said...

Really nice photo. That was probably all built with ropes & pulleys

Shaun Gibbs said...

Very nice. I like the symmetry of this building and that whispy sky is stunning.

Michael Rowland said...

Amen,,,

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Feeling nostalgic about warm weather? I am. Love the green copper roof.

Halcyon said...

I always love a nice cathedral.

Randy said...

Beautiful church.

Jack said...

The clouds really highlight the cathedral's spire.

Paul in Powell River said...

Very nice, and I agree with the consensus - the clouds add a great touch.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Come on Pat, did you put in a request for those clouds..it looks like that they are 'heralding' the beauty of the steeple, fabulous shot!

Sharon said...

A beautiful church and I love the way you've framed it with those wonderful trees.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Gorgeous shot!

llandudnopictures said...

What a beautiful building, and the clouds add a very appropriate halo effect!

EG CameraGirl said...

That church sure has been around for awhile!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I need to come see your beautiful City!

William Kendall said...

Magnificent!