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Another silver bell tower church in Canada. As observed by Peter in another post, there are many churches in Canada with this point in common.
This one is in Mont-Saint-Hilaire city, at the edge of the Richelieu River and next to the Saint-Hilaire Mount, recognized by UNESCO in 1978 as the first reserve of the biosphere in Canada (we can see part of the mountain at right on the picture).
On the other side of the river, is located Beloeil, from where I took this picture. There are some assumptions about the origin of the name Beloeil. Amongst several hypothesis, it would be due to an exclamation because of the beauty of the panorama: "Quelle bel oeil!", which means "What a beautiful view!" (supposed to be said by Jean-Baptiste Hertel or Samuel de Champlain). Another assumption attributes the origin of the name to a Belgian "commune", from which would had come some first settlers of noble origin.
Today the historians agree on two things: we will probably never know the exact origin of the name and it is true that the place has a beautiful view.

It is an old picture I found in my archives.

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