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Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception by Vickie Emms

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March 9, 2012

Top 2 in a challenge in Canon EOS 50D -September 26, 2011

Canon EOS50D; Canon 17-85mm lens
F/22; 1/100 sec.; ISO200; 17mm
Dynamic Photo HDR

February 19, 2012

Top 4 in a Challenge in Americas~Rural, Urban, Wild and Free – April 17, 2011

Featured in Canadian Historical and Pioneer Sites – February 15, 2011

WON $V$ Challenge in The World As We See It…or as we missed it – January 8, 2011

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Featured in Rural Around the Globe – January 27, 2010

Manitoba Provincial Heritage Site No. 23, since May 1, 1986.
Located in Cook’s Creek, Manitoba, Canada.Photographed with Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Construction of this church began in l930. The exterior painting and elaborate interior decoration, mainly by local amateur artists, began in l938 when the structure was completed. This work was well advanced in l952 when the church was consecrated. The design is the work of the Very Reverend Philip Ruh, O.M.I. (l883–l962). He was responsible for planning at least 30 Ukrainian Catholic churches in Canada, l3 of which survive in Manitoba. Reverend Ruh worked alongside his congregation at Cooks Creek in building this church, the largest of his remaining creations in Manitoba.

Reverend Ruh also foresaw construction of the adjoining Grotto, a representation in concrete of the Grotto at Lourdes, France. He died before its completion and is buried in the nearby cemetery.

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  • traveller
    travellerabout 5 years ago

    Love the back lighting/halo effect on this one Vickie.

  • thank you, I kind of liked the after effect too….

    – Vickie Emms

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 5 years ago

    This is an amazing detailed capture Vickie, and a very informative read as well. You may not believe this but I still have not seen this church yet. It has to be a must for me this spring for sure.

  • that is hard to believe Larry,,,,,,,it is a must, please be sure to see this lovely structure. It is filled with beauty specially inside. You would be in awe………ask Blair, I took him there.

    – Vickie Emms

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...about 5 years ago

    This is gorgeous! What a beautiful structure!

  • thank you Kim, yes it’s a Manitoba icon thats for sure. I always take out of province guests there for a visit and to see the inside.

    – Vickie Emms

  • Leanna Lomanski
    Leanna Lomanskiabout 5 years ago

    Outstanding image of this beautiful church Vickie!

  • thank you very much Leanna

    – Vickie Emms

  • Leanna Lomanski
    Leanna Lomanskiabout 5 years ago

    I must make a point of going back to see this next time I visit my parents.

  • do your parents live in Manitoba Leanna? Then we must meet here too, if so (next time your home)

    – Vickie Emms

  • MischaC
    MischaCabout 5 years ago

    Wow! the backlighting makes the church stand out. It looks sort of like a halo. Great shot. I’ll try to see this if I’m ever in the neighborhood.

  • thank you so much Mischa, yes I liked the outcome too, so fitting for a church

    – Vickie Emms

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful, Vickie! And what a fascinating history! Wonderful work!

  • this is one of my favorite Manitoba sites not too far from my home either,,,,,,,,,,I love to show it to visitors when they come see me

    – Vickie Emms

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawabout 5 years ago

    Stunning image Vickie – and what a fabulous building.

  • thank you Anna

    – Vickie Emms

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • CarolM
    CarolMabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful capure. Great detail and lovely lighting.

  • thank you Carol

    – Vickie Emms

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