In December of 1881 upon returning from a trip to Montréal, Mark Twain was famously quoted in the New York Times for saying, “This is the first time I was ever in a city where you couldn’t throw a brick without breaking a church window.”
Yes with our predominantly French Roman Catholic heritage we have LOTS of churches here, and places of worship usually include impressive architecture that also involves attention-getting entryways.
So as much as I try to resist overdoing it with church doors, the fact remains: this part of the world naturally provides excellent fodder for #ThursdayDoors through its many impressive places of worship.
A few months ago while running some errands we drove past Église St-Arsène on Bélanger Street East in the North-Central part of the city.
Since this is in my old neighborhood, I figure I must have driven past this place dozens of times over the years without ever really noticing it. This time however, Honey was driving and I had the luxury of riding shotgun while looking out for interesting things to photograph, so of course as I looked up the stairs I noticed the wrought-iron-over-glass doors right away.
Unfortunately we didn’t have time to stop that day and the light wasn’t right anyway, but I did take a mental note to come back to capture these doors at a later date.
We finally got to do that this past weekend. It was a little late in the afternoon so the light was still not ideal, but this time I decided to get out and try shooting it anyway.
Here are the results:
As you may have noticed in some of my previous door posts, I like that skewed perspective that comes from using a wide angle lens while looking up at the foot of a tall object.
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