Notre Dame

By: Lesley

Jan 13 2013

Category: Ottawa, sacred


Focal Length:7mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

One of the twin spires of the Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica in Ottawa. The steeples are topped with typical French Canadian tin and bells. This is the oldest and largest church in the city, located on Sussex Drive opposite the National Gallery. Construction began in 1841 and was finally completed in 1885. In 1859, Rev. Damase Dandurand, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Oblate Order, designed the two Gothic spires which were erected on the west front in 1866. This link will take you inside the cathedral for an in depth photo gallery. I haven’t been very regular with my postings, but I hope, each weekend, to share with you a church, synagogue or mosque.


3 comments on “Notre Dame”

  1. What a great architecture!

  2. The spire is impressive and you did a great job in photographing it.

  3. I just cannot imagine how they built this back then…it is marvelous. But then when you think about when it was built, it is even more wonderful.

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