Urban landscapes: the place of silence
HOLY ROSARY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, TORONTO, ONTARIO
I’d walked past this church many times while visiting my parents and figured it likely had an impressive interior. When I finally got inside, I was proven right.
The first version of Holy Rosary parish was completed in in 1892. By 1924, the church was too small for the growing congregation, so construction began on what you see here. Modeled after the 15th century British church St. Mary The Virgin, it opened in 1927.
I often go with monotone for church photography (such as this: https://wp.me/p2ccTX-1fN), but there’s enough colour in this scene to justify showing you the colour version.
Nikon D7100, tripod.
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That is indeed an impressive church interior, Frank. Your photo invites us in, from the pews to the rafters. Wonderful photo.
Your photo is extremely well lit, and one gets the sense that it is a huge church. When one is there for real, it often seems dark and much smaller.
You’re right, Eric. The church is smaller and darker in real life. I chose to interpret it as larger (using a wide-angle lens) and lighter. Thanks for checking out the photo and for your thoughtful comment. I appreciate it. 🙂
wonderful leading lines, great photo