Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Jennapullin surprise.....!


Well it's true, as Red Nomad has said many times, there are often little unexpected treasures to be found in the Australian outback. Driving along the seemingly never ending road through acres of wheat fields and bush scrub to get to Goomalling over the weekend, there it was just off the road standing abandoned in the hot sun. Even in its decayed state St Peter's Anglican Church is a sweet simple little affair. It was consecrated in 1916 according to the records in the main library and is listed as being in the 'suburb' of Jennapullin , if you click you will see exactly what I mean by 'long road' and 'in the middle of nowhere'! I can imagine back in 1916 this church would have been the hub of the farming community in the surrounding area, with families arriving in horse drawn carts for Sunday services, baptisms and weddings. This trip reaffirmed another fact, the 'country' is great to visit, but it's the sea and the city for me! Hope your week has started well, take care....

27 comments:

  1. Photogenic....... very nice colors Grace.....i like these shots very much.

    Greetings from Holland, Joop

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  2. well captured ... its a wonderful old place, isn't it

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  3. Oh, yes! A wonderful old place indeed, Grace!! Love your captures and such wonderful details! I think it's always fun to find these old places and I always wish they could talk and tell us stories about their past!! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!!

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  4. What a treasure of a place you've stumbled on! It's got that pleasantly desolate feeling that (for me) feels great for a while...except I love returning to civilization too!:)))

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  5. Great shots, Grace! I feel much more comfortable in the city too.

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  6. Isn't the brick and stone work weird. For an abandoned church, it appears to be in quite good condition.

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  7. Nice find. Never seen an abandoned church.

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  8. Oh what a marvellous little church. It's sad that it's abandoned though.

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  9. This had to be a gorgeous building at one time. I agree with Ciel - looks sad.

    And with you I also agree, about the city and the sea. See?

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  10. What a wonderful find!
    I bet it was a lifeblood of the little community in its day.

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  11. Stronger than time itself. Wishing it will be well taken care of. Please have a good Tuesday.

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  12. What a charming little church...and I can see the wagons pulling up filled with families and goodies for the potluck dinner after the service.

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  13. This is absolutely delightful! Sure have missed seeing what everyone was up to...still in overwhelm, but had to pop in and check things out!

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  14. An appealing rustic church. It is hard to understand poor people living so far out in the country pooling their resources to construct a church like this. But, it has stood the tests of time, hasn't it?

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  15. This is a nice little church. The bricks around the windows was probably new when the church was built but the walls appear to be constructed from whatever was available, a mix of native stone and used brick - very unusual. My guess is that it was built by members of the congregation. While the labor might have been considerable the cost of materials likely was not. I would very much like to see the interior as I would imagine it is quite rustic.

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  16. A great discovery Grace. Those walls could tell a few tales of happiness and heartbreak I'll bet.

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  17. What a nice trip you made, I like to see the old things in the country and you captured them well.

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  18. What a wonderful find! Don't you just love it when you find these little gems?

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  19. Wonderful tones and textures in those weathered bricks! The strong light certainly highlights their detail! A lovely little old building ageing beautifully!

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  20. Extremely interesting. Imagine the history behind that place! Withstanding the test of time.

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  21. Thank god someone thought of me without having a scenic toilet to remind them!!! Seriously - what a great find!! Such atmosphere and texture ... but I'm an each way bet girl and like urban AND rural vistas!! Although I guess you'd never really guess that from my blog ... thanx for the mention!

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  22. I just love those walls! What a lovely little building.

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  23. Great post1 LOVE the old church :)

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  24. Definitely a step back in time! Thanks for sharing this one!

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