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The Handbag Church – Repentigny, Québec
Last week my latest doorscursion took us just off the eastern tip of the island of Montréal to the town of Repentigny.
A while back I’d read about a funny looking handbag shaped church there that I just had to see for myself.
Designed by Montréal architect Roger D’Astous, l’Église Notre-Dame-des-Champs was built in 1963 and held its first mass in October of that same year.
If you’re interested you can see a series of photos of the unusual construction on their website here.
Though admittedly a little sparse on interesting doors, I thought that the odd shape alone made this one a worthy post.
I found the design quite bold and especially unusual when you consider that this place is a Catholic church, and let’s face it, the Catholic church is considered pretty conservative, particularly around these parts.
Come join me on my walk-around and see for yourself.
The front doors were simple commercial style glass monstrosities, so I didn’t bother capturing them.
But everything else about the place really makes the building memorable. Even the use of cedar roof shingles on such a large project was a bold decision.
Depending on the angle, when it’s not looking like a handbag, it kinda looks like it might be a spaceship.
What do you think?
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