Local Churches

July 8, 2007

Got up early last Sunday and decided to do a neighbourhood photo shoot. My new address (I’ve moved out of the old Strathcona area – more on that later) is within a ten minute walk to no less than five churches. I snapped close to 100 photos. Culled it down to 10. Here they are.

Blue Church Lutheran Church, flowers German Church, spire German Church window Other Church Korean Church Korean Church cross Sign on Korean Church Korean Church, front Other Church reflection

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