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Recently I had a stroll around this magnificent building Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, British Columbia. Consecrated in 1929 it was built in a few stages throughout the twentieth century. The Gothic style comes from medieval times. The building is humongous and full of incredible details. The church is mostly open during daytime (an old fashioned custom no longer prevalent among churches) and that’ll allow me to do more exploring there, armed with tripod etc, in the near future.

Even though the front looks by no means small, with all its solidness it does not even come close to giving us an inkling about the real size of the building.

Christ Church Cathedral [BL] (2)



There are many sides to this building but for this tour we are at the back of the building now.


Those three large stain glass windows we look at this time of day show nicer from the inside.

Christ Church Cathedral [BL] (4)

The plan is to delve into this building’s nooks and crannies one fine day in the next few months and the resulting photographs of that excursion will definitely be showcased here first.


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.


  1. Beautiful building and stained glass windows. I look forward to seeing the nooks and crannies.
    Happy Holidays!

    • Angeline it is definitely a building that takes more than a spontaneous walk around with handheld camera. It is on my list of projects for this winter. It’s so good to see you here but a little late for merry christmas, however have a very pleasant new year’s eve and may 2014 be filled for you with achievements and happiness 🙂

  2. Absolutely amazing work here, Joseph, great series! We’re working with the Diocese ourselves and hope to soon visit and photograph this lovely facility in detail. I cannot wait to see your set of shots, this collection you’ve posted here today is breathtaking! Great use of b&w to really accent the drama and scale of the facility, my friend! Mrs. Toad and I send you and your family a very Happy New Year wish today, good sir, looking forward to 2014!

    • Thank you Mr Toad, with your coverage of the Anglican churches you provide a standard to live up to. I’m just debating with myself whether the type of weather on the outside is important for some of the inside work, but rain or shine I hope to get into this building again towards the end of the month.

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