Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, British Columbia. This parish on Canada’s Pacific coast had colorful beginnings; an English baroness, a great philanthropist, took an interest, endowed a diocese where there previously wasn’t one, and sent over a prefabricated iron church, because she’d heard Vancouver didn’t have any trees. To this day, trees outnumber people a million to one. So the priest (the second one, because the first got fired) sent the iron one to the other side of town and built himself a wooden one – which soon burned down. This stone version dates from 1929 and is there to stay. (Brandon Godfrey)

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