Sunday 10 August 2008

One of the Best

I've passed St. James Anglican Church hundreds of times. Even as a kid there was something about it that appealed to me. Later it became one of my favourite churches for it's style. It is wedged between two earlier church buildings, a rectory and a residence. 
My first impulse was to think of the style as Art Deco but after a bit of reading I realize it is Art Deco influenced by earlier styles, including Byzantine.

Architect:  Adrian Gibert Scott
Completed: 1937


Kim said...

Funny how a building can get under your skin like that. You've caught it at a nice time of day and I like the shadows created on the underside of the entryway.

This is my first visit to your blog. I found it listed in Barb's Vancouver daily photo blog sidebar. I son't know if you've joined City Daily Photo Blogs like Barb. I don't see the portal link in your sidebar, though. It will bring you lots of viewers. Glad to see another daily photo blogger for a beautiful Pacific Northwest city.
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Chuck Pefley said...

Wayne, glad you enjoyed seeing the Norton. The antique motorcycle gathering in Libby, Montana was a blast.

I like the solid look of this church. Nicely captured.

Mo said...

An unusual shape for an Anglican church.

Dina said...

Hey so glad there is a Vancouver blog again. thanks for sharing photos of your beautiful city. Come and see where I live........

Jane Hards Photography said...

I love art deco and influenced by Byzantine is a bonus. Building can grab you, without knowing why. It's great doing these daily photos, you start to see what other people miss out on.