Sunday, September 7, 2014

Church Of The Redeemer

I've shown this church before but never from this angle but since Bloor St was closed to traffic during the Open Streets TO event I was able to stand in the middle of the street for a different view. The Church Of The Redeemer was designed by architects Smith & Gimmell and built in 1879 when this was countryside. It now stands at one of the busiest corners in the city, across from the Royal Ontario Museum.
Taking part in Inspired Sunday. Click HERE for more religious buildings from around the world.

23 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely!

TexWisGirl said...

very much like it!

Sharon Anck said...

Even though all the buildings around it are more modern, it seems to fit in perfectly.

Tanya Breese said...

it's beautiful..i love the stonework!

José Mendonça said...

Wonderful façade and great contrast to the building behind.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful old church in the middle of the city Pat,looks wonderful sitting there peacefully contrasting with it's modern surroundings.

cieldequimper said...

I've just closed my eyes to imagine it surrounded by countryside!

Stephanie said...

Very nice!

Revrunner said...

I generally try to avoid standing in the middle of the street, RedPat. :-)

Cloudia said...

Countryside that is long City,
northern light,
certain stones and bricks.

Thank you for stirring my sense memory with your posts, Pat



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^= . <3

William Kendall said...

It's a beautiful church. When I was last in the area, I photographed it from a bit of a different angle.

Tom said...

It's hard to believe that this location was once countryside...how times change. Tom The Backroads Traveller

lnb said...

What a beautiful view! Love the stone.

Jack said...

The more modern building behind it has steps that mirror the angle of this church's roof. Or maybe I am just imagining it.

The Furry Gnome said...

Now that's a church I recognize!

Randy said...

That is a beautiful church.

llandudnopictures said...

It's certainly set in very different looking surroundings now!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh it's sad to see the city closing in on this lovely old church.
The building behind on the right looks like the steps to heaven!!
Shane

Halcyon said...

A great opportunity to get a full frontal of this church!

EG CameraGirl said...

I really like how Open Streets TO lets you take photos from different angles, RedPat.

Birdman said...

There's a small chapel nearby with same facade.

Laura. M said...

Mezcla de estilos. Me gustan los campanarios!!

Beth, ...".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i enjoy the angle of your shot. sorry i am late commenting ... i have been away. ( :