Little Country Church

It’s only a 30 minute drive to one of my favourite churches in Cleveland. I’ve seen this church many times but it has always been locked up so I admire it from the outside. I was taking photos of the exterior when a parish member, Bevan, who was unloading his car noticed me and asked if I would like to go inside. “I would love to!”, I said, and so he very kindly let me in and left me to it.

The interior of this quaint little church was interesting and it was very warm, welcoming and serene. It was wonderful being inside all by myself with the morning sun filtering through the small roof window. And isn’t there just something special about old wood?

The Heritage Listed St Paul’s Anglican Church at Cleveland, Redlands was built in 1873 and officially opened in 1874. It is a brick church now rough-cast and lime-washed. When I’m in old buildings, I often try to imagine life as it would have been back then. It would not have had all the conveniences of today but the pace certainly would have been slower. I was very fortunate to have experienced this for a few short minutes.

You can read more about the history of the church here.

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City Clutter

The Albert Street Uniting Church in Brisbane is a beautiful old church that was originally a Methodist church. It was built in the late 1800’s and opened on 8th November 1889. Although it once stood alone in its grandeur, it still stands out amongst the skyscrapers, a rose among the thorns.

The Victorian Gothic Revival building is built of red brick, trimmed with white Oamaru limestone and a slate roof. The church continues with services and is a popular wedding venue today. This is one of my favourite buildings in Brisbane.

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Sydney

Sydney is one of my favourite cities. So much to see and some great architecture with the Sydney Opera House right up on the top of my list. I spent a couple of days there recently and here are some shots I took. The history is fascinating so you can read about it here if you are interested.

“[Jørn] Utzon made a building well ahead of its time, far ahead of available technology… a building that changed the image of an entire country.”

 

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The Tower of Power

1 William Street, Brisbane, AKA The Tower of Power, is a government administration building which was completed in October 2016. A very nice addition to the city’s skyline.

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Nepalese Pagoda Revisited

Another photo on the Nepalese Pagoda at Southbank. This was taken a couple of weeks ago and the trees were much fuller this time.

See the original post here.
The Nepalese Pagoda is one of South Bank’s most treasured attractions. Originally brought to Brisbane as the Kingdom of Nepal’s contribution to World Expo 88, the three-story high Pagoda is now located in the heart of the Parklands. It features 80 tonnes of hand-carved Nepalese timber and took more than 160 Nepalese families two years to build. It is also one of only three Nepalese peace pagodas in the world to be located outside of Nepal. [Source]

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