For the last year and a half, I've been documenting the most recent phase of the renovation work at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Vancouver: the replacement of the roof, the construction of a bell spire, and the major renovation of the kitchen largely to better serve Vancouver's homeless population. It's the cathedral church of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster, Vancouver's oldest surviving church building and stone structure, and...my faith home for nearly 18 years. You probably know it, because it's been covered under a big tent of scaffolding for most of the time, and you've probably also wondered "what are they doing under there, and when will it be done"?
Last night, the last few bits of the scaffolding came down, the place was filled with celebration, the bells rang, and the lights lit. And for the celebration, I edited together my choice images from the entire process to share some of my favourite viewpoints from up on the scaffolding, out on the lifts, and under the tent. If you missed it, here it is: enjoy! And stop by the Cathedral sometime: the bells are presently being rung at 9 and 6pm, and there's a lovely view of the bells from the laneway and another lovely view from the semi-public close across the street at Cathedral Place.