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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City Views

Out and about at Kangaroo Point Cliffs once again. Brisbane has such breathtaking city views and the stars were out to play. Perfect!

 

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Convergence

Two buildings side by side give the illusion of converging. I couldn’t decide whether I liked the colour or monochrome better.

Update: Ok the colour one definitely wins. The building on the right has quite an array of colours and the effect is lost on the B&W. The longer you look at it the more colours you see.

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Convergence

St John’s Anglican Cathederal

Here are some shots I took inside the St John’s Anglican Cathedral. I was there at the right time as the sun shone through the stain glass windows giving beautiful jewelled reflections on the pillars. This is just the back of the church. Unfortunately we couldn’t take photos of the front as there was a wedding rehearsal on at the time but I will go back again some time.

Interesting Facts:

St John’s Anglican Cathedral “was designed in the Gothic revival style by John Loughborough Pearson, one of England’s leading church architects of the late 19th century and bears similarities to Truro Cathedral in Cornwall, also designed by Pearson, although the architecture of St John’s is more decidedly French Gothic in inspiration. The external walls are of randomly arranged brown, pink and mauve porphyry stone.”

“The Brisbane cathedral movement began in earnest in 1887 as a celebration of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee – St John’s was to be paid for by public subscription but the construction of the cathedral in one campaign was found to be financially impossible. As a result, the building has been executed in three stages over two centuries between 1906 and 2009.”

St John’s Anglican Cathederal

Dwarfed

This beautiful old Victorian Gothic style church was opened in 1889. Albert Street Uniting Church (originally Methodist) once stood alone but is now dwarfed by surrounding sky scrapers. King George Square is right across the road. The church is understandably a favourite for weddings.

 

 

 

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Watching the World Go By

I’ve always admired street photography but it’s something I’ve shied away from. Taking photos of people in public places in Australia is permitted, however I feel like I’m invading peoples’ privacy so I don’t normally do it. Here are my first ever street photos which I took a couple of weekends back. I tried not to be invasive.

Watching the World Go By

Watching the World Go By