Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Église-de-la-Visitation

Église-de-la-Visitation by susanvg
Église-de-la-Visitation, a photo by susanvg on Flickr.
Photos: February 23, 2013.

We went to a concert of Clavecin en Concert on Sunday at Église-de-la-Visitation. It is one of the oldest churches in the Province of Quebec - the last church from the French Régime (before 1759) that is still standing on Montreal Island. According to this site (in French only), the church was built between 1749 - 1751. The interior took many years to complete.

Detail of the church

Here's a detail of the ceiling. Most of the architectural details were done by Philippe Liébert while the interior details were by David Fleury-David. I've been to concerts at this church before - somehow visiting with my camera made me really look around. I'm always amazed at how much I used to miss.

1 comment:

  1. This church is really beautiful, elaborately decorated. How envious it is to know that you have been to concerts here- surrounded by fabulous work.
    Tomoko

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