Friday, September 27, 2013

Philatelic Photograph: Basilica of Notre Dame - Montréal, PQ, Canada

Interesting places I've Photographed
Basilica of Notre Dame
Montréal, PQ, Canada
Topic: Philatelic Photographs

GPS: N45° 30.278; W073° 33.410

Quick Description: 

Basilica of Notre Dame is located at rue 100 Notre-Dame Street at the corner of St. Sulpice St. in the Old Montréal area of March 12, 1976, Canada.

Long Description:

The Gothic Revival style Basilica of Notre Dame is a Roman Catholic church. Construction of the church began in 1823 on the site of a church built in 1672. It was dedicated on July 15, 1829. The church was designed by James O'Donnell, an Irish-American Protestant from New York, and features large twin towers and a Gothic-arched recessed portico. It is operated by the Sulpician Order who first came to Montréal in 1657.

The church is 259 feet' long, 151 feet wide and the twin towers reach a height of 200 feet. The Basilica of Notre-Dame is registered as a National Historic Site of Canada on February 24, 1989.

The stamp was issued in Canada on March 12, 1976 in conjunction with the 21st Olympic Games held in Montréal during the summer of 1976. It depicts the emblem of Montréal Olympic Games, a high-rise building, and the Basilica of Notre-Dame.

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