When it was time for a stretch and a walkabout on day three of our road trip, we pulled in to the small town of Hafford, in West Central Saskatchewan (pop 407).

We were pleasantly surprised with what we found there.

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church, built in 1909, was our first stop. This beautiful small church with its magnificent domes, stained glass windows, and pine tree backdrop, was very photogenic. I liked the effect of the sun beams poking through the clouds above the church.

I wasn’t raised Catholic, but I’ve always marvelled at the construction of their churches and cathedrals, especially the Orthodox ones with their “onion towers” (as my Dad used to refer to them because of their unique shape).

More about Hafford tomorrow.

“The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.”

Thomas Carlyle