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Guelph, City of Churches- 'Our Lady'- 1926

Guelph has sometimes been referred to as the City of Churches and given the large number of beautiful, historic churches that it possesses the name is justified. This was my first visit in the university city and my impression was that not only there is a lot of churches, but also disproportioned number of pubs.


Arguably the City of Guelph's most recognizable building, the Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception towers over Guelph and is visible from miles around. Construction began in earnest in 1874 (architect Joseph Connelly). The Church was completed in full in 1926 with the addition of its two towers. (not in this view). This shot is from the back of the church, as the front was in the afternoon shade. The renovations are almost finished!


Guelph is also a University Town. The students not only sit in the pubs, but many of them work there, to have some money for beer.

As my daughter explained, many students, who may not graduate from Uni, get a degree at least for attendance from their favorite pub!

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  • Uploaded on May 28, 2012
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    by tor tom
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2012/05/20 17:31:33
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1300)
    • Focal Length: 4.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash