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Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal

Last year, for our grade 8 trip, we went to Montreal and had a great time learning about the culture and visiting historic sites. One of our stops included a visit to Notre Dame Basilica, located in the historic district of Old Montreal and dating back to 1824. It features a glorious set of Casavant organs and a beautifully ornamented pulpit. Designated a National Historic Site of Canada, the basilica was the site of Celine Dion's wedding as well as the provincial state funeral for former Montreal Canadiens superstar Maurice "Rocket" Richard.

Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal - Casavant organs

Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal - Pulpit


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  1. I really enjoy photographing churches. This one is stunning. Thanks for the glimpse inside.
    (Debbie W)

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    1. I was so happy that I had a chance to visit. It was my first time there!

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  2. Oh my goodness how beautiful is the Notre Dame Basilica. I would visit there in a heartbeat.

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    1. It amazes me how they were able to construct something so beautiful given the limitations of the 19th century.

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  3. Trop beau! J'adore cette l'église.

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  4. Oh so stunning!! What a beautiful experience for your students!

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  5. Beautiful pics. Wow, what a great trip for the students.

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  6. What a place to visit!

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    1. Yes! I need to take my own kids there one day.

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  7. beautiful pictures and architecture.....Great place for students!

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  8. We had went to Montreal this summer and this was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. This church is so gorgeous and the workmanship that went into it is amazing.

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    1. And to think it was all built by hand. They must have had great patience and skill to build something so beautiful.

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  9. What a beautiful church, I love architecture and the staircase is amazing!!!

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    1. Yes, that staircase was absolutely beautiful!

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  10. Absolutely stunning the photos are so clear too :-)

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    1. Thanks! I'm really happy with how they turned out.

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  11. Wow is that ever stunning! I'd love to visit there someday!

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  12. How very beautiful ! absolutely something Id love to see in person ! amazing

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    1. It's definitely a place you have to see in person to fully appreciate its grandeur.

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  13. I am an Architecture graduate and these photos are just amazing! I wish I can visit this Basilica!

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    1. Hopefully one day you can. It is so worth a visit!

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  14. WOW that's so spacious. I love that place, and I'm not even standing in it.

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  15. Love the second shot, thanks for sharing and happy WW!

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  16. Oh my gosh..this church is spectacular! Church's are always structurally beautiful and very ornate but this one is just gorgeous! Imagine all the intricate workmanship and pride that when into building it. Thank you for the pictures :)

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  17. Oh wow, beautiful pictures :) looks amazing...

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  18. WOW! That is so stunning.. I am sure the photos dont even do it justice and they are gorgeous pictures!

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  19. They don't make things that beautiful and ornate any more!

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  20. Wow, that is absolutely STUNNING! I would love to see that in person some day!

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  21. I'd love to visit. It looks amazing.

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  22. What a beautiful place to visit! Awesome captures - thanks for sharing!
    Happy Wordless Wednesday! :)

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  23. Wow, it is beautiful! (Judy Cowan)

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  24. Thanks for sharing it is amazing would love to visit

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  25. Wow, how stunning! I would love to take a trip and visit. Your photos are beautiful.

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  26. breathtaking! did it feel spiritual?

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  27. Notre Dame Basilica is a Montreal treasure. I attended Handel's Messiah there several times and the performances were magical in such a beautiful place.

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  28. Wow that's an impressive picture. Churches can be really beautiful!

    Momfever

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  29. Notre Dame Basilica is always so breath taking. I would love to visit again

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  30. Wow! Looks absolutely beautiful!

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  31. Very beautiful! What a great trip for the students, too!

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  32. I haven't been there for a while, but it is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing the great pictures!

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  33. Absolutely stunning! I would love to visit there in person!

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  34. Absolutely stunning! I would love to visit there in person! -

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  35. I've always loved visiting this cathedral whenever I was in Montreal. It's really breathtaking.

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  36. The detail in some of the old cathedrals really is astounding.
    Jan

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  37. Whoa, that is crazy-beautiful.. just enchanting! The detail that went into the cathedral is just surreal. Such great photos!

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  38. Love how amazing the pictures turned out. It's even more impressive in person

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  39. Beautiful pictures, but seeing it is experiencing it

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  40. Notre Dame Basilica is just gorgeous and it's on y bucket list to visit someday! Beautiful pictures! :)

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