Where Is the Church??

14 Aug

I came across this street sign and said to myself, “it’s weird they have a sign for a church…”. I looked at the direction that sign was pointing to and still couldn’t “see” the church. Apparently the clients really can’t find the church, even with a sign.

In my humble opinion, the design of this church does not quite work. Architects from the classical time had overcome the challenge of making the church visible in a built-up city from afar and around by creating soaring spires for these churches and placing them at a strategic position, like at the front of the church or at a street corner. Christopher Wren, architect of the St. Paul’s Cathedral, had designed several churches using this principle in the 17th century congested city of London, Church of St. James Garlickhythe is an great example of that.

around church of st. george the martyr, toronto

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