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St Andrew’s Cathedral

On the corner of Blanshard and View Street in Victoria British Columbia stands a grand building St Andrew’s Cathedral. It was dedicated by Bishop John Lemmens in 1892 and here it still stands.

We begin our quick walk-by facing the rectory on View Streetst andrews cathedral victoria bc [BL] (3)

Which adjoins the church next to it

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Continuing our walk we come to Blanshard Street and that is what  the church’s front looks out on.

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The head stones on the corner commemorate three early pioneers of the church. They are buried in the church. These people have led busy and eventful lives and on their many journeys often had more adventures than they cared for.

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We have come to the front.

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St Andrew’s Cathedral is a building well worth looking at both outside and inside. It is a nice addition to my classic-buildings-walk-around project and I say thank you for accompanying me here, hope you enjoyed the walk. God bless.

Here are two links dealing with historical aspects of the building:

http://www.rcdvictoria.org/parish/st-andrews-cathedral

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Andrew’s_Cathedral_(Victoria,_British_Columbia)

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About Joseph de Lange

Before retirement worked in art galleries, a photo studio, offices, and the trades. Don't travel much anymore but still photograph. For the past 5 years 95% of my photography is done with the phone. My prediction for big cameras: DSLRs and their beautiful lenses and even the smaller mirrorless cameras will be mostly a historical footnote in the not too distant future.

One response to “St Andrew’s Cathedral

  1. What a terrific, terrific set of shots, Joseph, really well done! I love this place, you’ve really done a great job with it my friend!

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