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Saint Patrick’s Basilica – Ottawa, Ontario
Another interesting building we discovered while in Ottawa for the recent Labour Day long weekend was Saint Patrick’s Basilica.
The parish was founded in 1855 and is the oldest in the city that caters to the English Catholic community of the national capitol region.
Built from locally quarried stone in the Gothic Revival style, construction on the current church began in 1869 and was completed in 1875.
As we drove past the doors immediately caught my eye and I just had to pull over to take a closer look.
Needless to say I grabbed the camera, which is never far away, and went a bit crazy capturing all of the interesting exterior features 😉
Up near the top of the facade is a statue of the building’s namesake.
I don’t know if you can see it but there is a mesh netting and some anti-bird spikes protecting Saint Paddy from any winged critters who may get the idea to set up shop up there.
And suddenly the sign I saw on the lawn, while coming around the corner of the church earlier, made a lot more sense.
As always, thank you for looking 🙂
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