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To Each Their Own – Crimson’s Creative Challenge #131

Been way too long since I participated in a CCC and now I’ve a couple lined up πŸ˜‰Β  I took a walk in old Longueuil (difficult to pronounce, I know. If you can say feuille (leaf) then you can say Longueuil). If you can’t, lots of Anglos call it Longay. πŸ˜‰ Anyhoo! I went there last Sunday and when I happened upon the Co-Cathedral St-Antoine-de-Padoue, I took many a picture.Β  I realised that I could use one of them to go with Crispina’s challenge… so I did!

I’m really loving the gilded bronze work on this window.Β  What do you think?


Must require some maintenance, though… you know, getting rid of the verdigris that is sure to form unless taken care of regularly.


Mind you, it could takes years but still. Extra work.Β  Then again, the verdigris has a certain charm, too.Β  Oh! Look inside the windows. a lovely mosaic! Wow. The sun shining through there must be fabulous, yes?


Maybe we should rethink our design. It feels rather drab now when you compare, no?


Mind you, ours is rather ornate as well. And I have to admit the light coming through all the various windows is really lovely. But grey. Why did we keep it all grey?


Yes, yes, this is a massive structure… What do you think?

Umm. What you said! I think they are each beautiful in their own way.

You know what? You’re right. Why compare?

Here are a couple more pictures of the whole building – which cannot be taken without a drone…


57 thoughts on “To Each Their Own – Crimson’s Creative Challenge #131

    • Thank you, Tim. It’s a gorgeous and huge structure! And yeah, I wonder about that. I find that most of the basilicas and cathedrals seem to be built that way here. wonder why? I think I should have added a photo I took looking straight up. Hang on, I’ll add it!

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      • Yes the “looking up” photo is excellent. If a lot of the churches are done that way, then there must be a reason other than budgetary.

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          • Symmetry seems to be dominant in most latregicat buildings. I’ve heard of towers and spires that don’t match because they ran out of money, or one was damaged and not rebuilt to the original form or style. But there might be good reason for purposeful asymmetry.

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          • It’s funny. Because of our exchange, I’ve gone though some of my pictures to confirm that yeah, there are quite a few of our churches that are asymmetrical! There must be a good reason.

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    • Thank you, Jilly. I fear I fall under the loquacious type… sometimes I come home from a get-together and think… jeez… did anyone else talk? And before I feel guilty, I realise that they are experts and nudging me TO talk. (I know, because I have asked!)
      And yet, believe it or not, I am also a good listener when it is time… πŸ™‚

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  1. Q

    Not being able to get a word in edgewise requires the patience of a saint. So thank goodness you were in the right place at the right time for this challlannggee. Thank goodness for us that you were packing your skill set for this one, because words ain’t needed. But if I WERE to use one, it would be magnifique!

    If I were to use more? They would be along the same lines.


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  2. I am amazed at the similarities of design. Although my photo is the East window, the West frontage has exactly the same design (yet ours is just a parish church… admittedly the biggest of its age in UK)

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