Monday, March 16, 2015

Ukrainian Catholic Church

 Dome on St. George's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Oshawa

I have passed this church many times on the 401 (major highway between Toronto and Ottawa or Montreal) but have never stopped to take photos of it. Well I made a wrong turn and guess what was right there! Serendipity - now I don't have to figure out how to find it.

 Longer view

It's a handsome building, don't you think? And definitely looks Slavic in design. Too bad there were utility wires, cars and a guardrail between me and the church to make this photo.

 The front doors

I like how all the doors and windows are arched and that there are arches in the domes too.

Door handles

Even the doorhandles are attractive!

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65 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

Do like the dome's on that church.

Halcyon said...

Very attractive! Glad you stopped. :)

Viola said...

Beautiful church. So interesting to see the many different architectures from church to church.

I like your post below here, with the birds on the ice! :)

llandudnopictures said...

Wonderful looking, down to the last detail!

Andy said...

You beat me to it Camera Girl. Just like you I past this church so many times and I had intentions of photographing. I never got around to it.

Revrunner said...

I like the shadow cast in the second shot.

A Quiet Corner said...

A beautiful church...:)JP

Stewart M said...

We have a very similar looking church near us - but I think it is Greek in origin - but I really don't know.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Gill - That British Woman said...

very nice and the door handles are a nice touch also.

Sandra said...

the door handle has arches that match the ones on the church. love the dome

George said...

This is a beautiful church. I love the dome.

see you there! said...

It is a beautiful church, too bad the surroundings aren't so attractive. Probably in a pretty setting when built.

Darla

RedPat said...

I've passed it too but would have no idea how to get to it! Thanks for the tour, EG!

Birdman said...

Hard to miss with dome like this.

TexWisGirl said...

it's beautiful, indeed!

Montanagirl said...

Very beautiful!

orvokki said...

Lovely church, and I like details of it.
Hugs

Mersad said...

Love the door handles!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

William Kendall said...

It is a beautiful church. I've passed it so many times, and never got around to photographing it.

Judy said...

You are right, it is a very handsome building. You got a nice shot of the beautiful doors.

Sylvia K said...

This is so beautiful and I'm so glad you "found" it!! Thanks, as always, for sharing!! Hope your week is off to a great start!! Enjoy -- camera in hand, of course!!

Karen S. said...

Wow, tremendously beautiful! Too last a lifetime!

Mary Hone said...

Great architecture, what a great place to take photos.

Small City Scenes said...

It is a beautiful church and I like how you got so many details. MB

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images.

VP said...

A beautiful building, I would be curious to see the inside...

Debbie said...

ooooo, a wrong turn or getting lost, always provides something awesome!!!

Margaret Adamson said...

A lovely building.

Malyss said...

A very beautiful and interesting bulding!Are there so much people from Ukrainia in your aera?..

Photo Cache said...

The front doors look newer than the rest of the building. I wonder if they replaced the original doors. This is one eyecatching church especially the dome.

Cloudia said...

Classic building! Ukranian Orthodox, I wondered, but no Slavic double crosses - it's Catholic. How interesting!

And well photo'ed as usual



ALOHA from Honolulu
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Tahiti Daily Photo said...

I like the front doors ... beautiful

Joyful said...

I like the arched doorways too. There is a Ukranian Orthodox church closer to where I live but it is much smaller than the one in your photos. Glad you found out how to get to the church in future.

Ginny said...

We have never heard of this church! But the building is large and beautiful. The domes are reminiscent of Russia or the middle east. I wonder what their membership is...

Fun60 said...

I'm fascinated by those decorative door handles.

Annemor said...

Handles can be a piece of art :)
Have a nice day.
Mormor

cieldequimper said...

Really nice one, love the icicles. But it's a shame that you couldn't step inside!

Gail Dixon said...

It certainly is a gorgeous church! That dome is something. I wonder what the finish is or what it's made of? Glad you made that wrong turn!

CatTales said...

Thanks for sharing the photos. Such a massive building and you captured some shadows, too.

Adam Jones said...

That's a lovely looking church. Love the dome and those very pretty door handles.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful architecture.

jeannettestgermain said...

The door is definitely Old World like:) In Italy we saw many domes like this, but I think they were Catholic.

Birgitta said...

Beautiful church and great photos!

Kay said...

Isn't there a saying that sometimes the wrong turns take you to the right places? It's quite a lovely building. I wonder if that green roof is copper.

Carver said...

What a great Church to photograph.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The dome reminds me of the Russian Orthodox churches we saw in Alaska, but they were always blue. Beautiful pictures .... Every detail is perfect. I love that you found it by getting lost!

colleen said...

Very impressive. The doors are inviting.

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a beauty, with it's copper domes. Fortuitious wrong turn!

Stephanie said...

Nice looking church and the door handle looks like it is well used.

carol l mckenna said...

It is, indeed, a beautiful church and wonderful series of shots!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Bethany Carson said...

The doors are very nice looking. Catholic churches are often so beautiful to photograph--a lot of them went all out on the architecture!

Geoff Wilkinson said...

As you say, Slavis design, it almost looks like a model in the second picture because it's so perfect

Felicia said...

It is a beautiful church.

ann nz said...

nice dome, in Borneo when I was growing up as a Roman catholic, there wasn't a church with a dome.

Rose said...

You hit the jackpot with this photo shoot. I love everything about this church. Those doors are fantastic...to say the least. Just nothing not to love.

Michelle said...

A beautiful building. I like the dome.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Amazing church. Now, I'm going to have to brush up on Ukrainian Catholic and how it differs from Russian Orthodox!

Janis
GDP

Randy said...

Lovely details, even in the dome.

Indrani said...

Simple yet grand exteriors! I like the door details.

abrianna said...

That is a beautiful building. Thank goodness for a zoom lens!

ladyfi said...

A wonderful dome and such a pretty door!

Knipsa Passtscho said...

I like this church, it's a bit different in style :)
Next time you take a detour could you please go inside and have a look at that dome? I would like to find out how it is done :))
Have a beautiful day
【ツ】Knipsa

Hilary said...

I knew you'd get to this gem sooner or later. I posted it about it (in part) a while back. Did you get a chance to see the inside? It's amazing. http://thesmittenimage.blogspot.ca/2013/12/two-hearts.html

D.Nambiar said...

I agree, that is a handsome building. And those doors are striking too.
Lovely pictures, CameraGirl.
Have a great week.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sooooo many arches EG, j'adore! It's a beautiful church, glad you got the opportunity to snap it

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