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Church in the middle of nowhere, Canadian Prairies

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You can call it “little church on the prairie” or “church in the middle of nowhere”, but Union Point United Church has a very interesting past.  It’s the last remnant of the small town of Union Point, Manitoba.  Situated in the middle of divided Hwy 75 just south of Ste. Agathe.  The original church was built in 1887, burned down in 1939, and was rebuilt in 1940.  The town vanished in the 1950’s, steamboats, stagecoaches, and steam engines stopped here in the late 1800’s.  The town of Union Point was an important stopover point for many settlers heading west.

Red door on an old Quebec church

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From a recent road trip in Quebec’s Eastern Township’s.  On a very dull overcast day, I was having little luck spotting a great landscape shot but stumbled upon this all to common church.  Every town in this area has at least one and often several interesting old churches.  Shot again at 24mm using the Tilt/Shift for perspective correction.  Yes it can be done in photoshop but doing it in camera allows me to maintain full resolution and less time in front of the computer.