Saturday, December 8, 2012

'Ecclesiastical' passion.....!


I'm happy to be back in the city and on my favourite street, St. George's Terrace. Reflections in the glass entrance to the SGIO Atrium building above of the Old Perth Boys School. Established in 1847 and designed by amateur architect William Sanford,  Colonial Secretary from 1852 - 1855 and a member of the Cambridge Camden Society hence his passion for Gothic Revival style and the reason this looks more like a church than a school. I've said it before and I'll say it again, the mix of old and new on the terrace is a photographers dream! Happy weekend, hope it's a good one, take care.....

27 comments:

  1. Two great photo's Grace...... very well done.

    Wish you a lovely weekend.

    Greetings, Joop

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  2. The two old buildings are almost a visual oasis in a sea of towers. I like.

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  3. It is indeed, but also takes a skilled photographer to capture it beautifully as you did! I love the mix and that ground old structure. Hope you have a great weekend too!

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  4. I would never have guessed! Love both shots of this delightful building!

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  5. Beautiful captures, Grace!! And a skilled photographer you are indeed! Delightful shots for the day! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. These are beautiful shots Grace.

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  7. Victorian schools in the UK, mostly Engerland, were often like this. Many are wonderful houses now. If only I was rich like you......!

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  8. It is very church-like! Cool reflection shot.

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  9. It is a wonderful old building. I wonder what the original roof would have been made of.

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  10. I much prefer the Gothic style architecture. I'm pretty sure the original roof would have been made of slate.

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  11. Yes Grace- the mix of old and new architecture does make for a photographers delight.It's good to see that Perth has retained many of it's heritage structures.

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  12. I love that solitary tree in front of the store. It's usually the one full of little birds:)

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  13. It looks really like a church,nice pictures.

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  14. You're right, Grace. The buildings here are so very different. The foreground church-like building is fabulous. Designed by an amateur? Pretty impressive!

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  15. Impressive, as always! Hope you have a great weekend too, Grace!

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  16. Do they still do Morning Coffee & Afternoon Teas?

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  17. Great reflection and what a beautiful church.

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  18. Red brick cheek, by stone jowl....


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  19. It's a lovely building and the top shot is so cool!

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  20. You could make some money on this one. Just ask someone to bet on whether it's a school or a church. I'd guess most would say "church" and you'd become rich!

    You're welcome!

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  21. Looks like you have a little bit of everything in this part of your city.

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  22. great reflection, quaint little old building!

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  23. It certainly does look more like a church than a school. I love that stone block construction.

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  24. I like the stone on that church...I mean school.

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  25. Hi Grace! Thanks for your comment on L & L. Yes, it is a blue heron. He is the one who hangs around Sholom Park because when people feed the koi in the pond, he often is able to snag dinner (and lunch and breakfast!).

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  26. Perdue au milieu des immeubles... Mais elle est si belle!

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