Our Lady of Victory Church

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Comments (4)

Jean-Pierre CHIACCHI… on February 3, 2010

Belle photo !!! VOTE Greetings from France

vortex_12 on February 4, 2010

Very nice church! Voted. Greetings from Maramures, Ioan

Timothy K on February 20, 2011

HCPJ and POP V IOAN Thank you very much for your comments and votes!! I am so sorry for the very late thank you's... Cheers from Winnipeg // Tim

Timothy K on September 14, 2011

"Most people would find it difficult to tell you what Inuvik has in common with Paris, France, but the answer greets every visitor to our northern city and is probably one of the first things they notice. It is the Igloo Church which bears the same official name as the famous Notre Dame cathedral in Paris (Our Lady of Victory)." Copied from YUKON INFO.COM

Our Lady of Victory Church is a major landmark of Inuvik. Built by volunteer labour, this church took two years to build from start to completion. The diameter of the building is 75 feet. The cross is 9 feet high and is 68 feet above ground. The cupola on which the cross stands is 20 feet in diameter. Visitors may ascend into the copula and see the unique construction methods used in the building of the Igloo Church. The total cost of construction in 1958 was $ 70,000 - less than $ 30 per square foot. The ceremony of blessing the church was performed by Bishop Piche and took place in August 5, 1960. The title of Our Lady of Victory is one of the many titles given to Mary, the mother of Jesus.

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  • Uploaded on January 12, 2010
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    by Timothy K
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX Optio 550
    • Taken on 2008/06/03 18:01:27
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/733)
    • Focal Length: 10.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.500
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash