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

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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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Comments (79)

Darko Onosimoski on July 2, 2012

Excellent photo ! Like

Best regards from Macedonia

Gustavo Ramos Chagas on July 6, 2012

Wonderful church and photo! Like.

Greetings from Brazil!

Beth Costa on July 6, 2012

Preciosa! Maravilhosa!


Saudações amigas do Brasil

EdwardTurJ on July 8, 2012

Splendid image!
Greetings from Czernowitz in Ukraine, Edward

WINGEGUE on July 23, 2012

Great church! L Greetings Günter.

новосивачки on August 4, 2012

Beautifil photo,like 62,greetings from Serbia,Milan!!!

AlexRo on August 19, 2012

Impressive cathedral. Like! Best regards, Alex!

BritPlom on October 12, 2012

A great shot!


Greetings, François

pembo VIEWS? - NEVER… on October 12, 2012

This city I've visited in 1969 only one day. A very beautiful photo and church - YSL 6514!

Kind regards, pembo from Kiel

Tomros on October 12, 2012

Me too. Visited only once, after more then 30 years in Ontario.

Thanks a lot!

csiszerd on October 13, 2012

Imposing temples, excellent photo! Like!

Greetings, Dezső

Omar Gobbi on November 6, 2012

Amazing church, beautiful photo, <LIKE>, a cordial greeting. "Omar"

Anton Trötscher on November 23, 2012

Hi Tomros! Very impressive structure of cathedral! Interesting perspective! Greetings! Anton Trötscher

Giannino NO VIEWS on February 6, 2013

very beauiful cathedral - L I K E - greetings from ROME - Gianni

Lloret on May 4, 2013

very nice church, good shot, LIKE

Tina* on January 30, 2014

Linda captura, L+F

Te adiciono aos Fotógrafos Favoritos!

Saudações, Tina

sete garcia on April 12, 2014

Wonderful church !! LK, FV

best greetings, sete

Cornleo on July 10, 2014

Beautiful picture of this wonderful church. YSL, greetings Agathe

Corey Coyle on November 9, 2014

Wonderful Church Picture!!!!



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  • Uploaded on May 28, 2012
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    by Tomros
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2012/05/20 17:31:33
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