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Other Saint Bernadine de Sienne, Montreal, Canada - Sept '17

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History

 

It's been pretty hard to find history on this one, especially with all the information being in French Canadian.

Located in the Villeray-Saint-Michael-Parc area of Montreal, Saint Bernadine de Sienne was a Catholic church built between 1955 and 1956. As well as providing religious services and confession, the church served as a hub for the local community. It provided room for nurseries, sunday school, youth activities among other community services.
With the local community changing, less people regularly attending church and the rising cost of maintenance, Saint Bernadine de Sienne closed it's doors for the last time in April 2017.

 

Explore

 

This was one explore in a week of shenanigans. With 3 Brits, 2 Canadians, an Aussie and a Slovenian, this was very much an international affair.
Access was laughable.
While in there, photos happened, then we spent a couple of hours pissing around. This is probably the most relaxed I've ever felt in a derp.
This is a beautiful building, it'll be a shame if it fell into disrepair or got torn down. I'm not a big fan of religion, but religious structures like churches, temples and mosques can be stunningly beautiful. For a twentieth century church, this was mesmerising and very photogenic.

 

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Cheers for Looking

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Cracking looking derp that one.

 

Always wondered how the most destructive thing created by humans, could so often create such stunning looking buildings!

 

Sauron clearly needed more guidance with Modor. :3_grin:

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Great shots, and I like the  ceiling of this church.

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