Sunday, September 2, 2012

A church for Sunday.....!


We went to Leederville on Friday for two reasons, one to scout for a 'people watching' shot and two to check out a sculpture that I'd heard about. Walking up Oxford St. (for miles!) I caught this glimpse above through the trees and after finding and taking shots of my 'objective' (show you tomorrow) we detoured back along Franklin St. to catch a better look at St. Mary's Parish established in 1919, restored, extended  and reopened in 1938, I've heard that the windows are a delight from the inside, unfortunately the church was locked so a return trip is definitely on the cards. It started to rain (splotch marks on photo below) so the return trip was more like a sprint than a walk, exhilarating!!I hope that your weekend is going well, take care.....



25 comments:

  1. What a beautiful church, Grace, and your captures are terrific -- as always!! Hope your weekend is going well! Stay dry and safe and ENJOY!!

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  2. Churches make great subjects! Too bad that, like everywhere, it was looked - they never used to be, just another sign of the times.

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  3. I particularly like the 1st shot through the trees, Grace. It is sunny and going up to 27˚C here today - perfect.

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  4. Solche Kirchen mag ich gerne anschauen...

    Lieben Gruß
    CL

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  5. Churches can be very photogenic, the first photo is terrific!

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  6. The first shot is the one! Super composition and colors.

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  7. That's a fine-looking building, especially like the shot through the trees; those kind of shots don't usually work for me but here the colour and the clean lines of the church seem to have held it together.

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  8. What a lovely church! Can't wait to see what the inside looks like - I am counting on you to go back, you know!

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  9. quite beautiful! I can't wait to see the inside either!

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  10. Love the red brick with pristine white trim on this nearly 100-year-old church. The subtle view of the first shot is lovely and thank you for risking a drenching to get these shots!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  11. Looks impressive - loved the people shot from yesterday too!

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  12. gorgeous church...i especially love the first shot!

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  13. Voilà une très jolie église en briques rouges! En France, elles se situent surtout, comme les maisons, dans la partie nord du pays.
    Bon dimanche, Gracie!

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  14. The windows from inside would be worth getting.

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  15. Very elegant building!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  16. Beautiful architecture and I love the top composition.

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  17. Oh, I like that first one with the trees. Would be interesting in b/w too.

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  18. We have a church here in St. Pete Florida that is almost a twin to that one! One of my projects I always wanted to do was capturing the interiors of old churches with their stained glass windows!

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  19. This reminds me of a church from my youth. There is something traditional about a large brick church.

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  20. Ooh, love them all but especially that first glimpse through the branches. It is a very good looking brick church, and you are brave to attempt photos in the rain!

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