Thursday, August 1, 2013

Those 'heady' days of the gold rush.....


The important thing 
is not how good your ancestors were
but how good 
an ancestor you will be.....

So reads the notice board leading into Trinity Uniting Church on St. George's Terrace, built in 1893 during the 'heady' days of the gold rush.. I kind of like the way the lamp mimics the shape of the window and le petit glimpse of one of the many skyscrapers that surround this beautiful American Romanesque style church in the heart of the CBD..... Click here to see more images for this theme day... Have a good Thursday, take care.....

38 comments:

  1. WOW....thats a very nice shot....i like this composition.

    greetings, Joop

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  2. What a beautiful architecture! So rich in details!I like it very much!

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  3. I do agree with Malyss, I love the architecture and the detail is incredible! indeed! Terrific capture and I love your composition! Hope your week is going well!

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  4. Beautiful composition; Grace!
    I like the lamp and the red brick.

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  5. Good one, Grace. So unusual!

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  6. Difficult to get a good angle on that I imagine Grace but you pulled it off. I like the way it shows enough to keep us interested but leaves plenty of mystery.

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  7. Great choice for THeme Day Grace. I"ve yet to dig up anything!
    V

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  8. Great shot!!! And I really like the notice board message!!!

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  9. Great angle-shot, Grace! And, yips, so-so true, this message. Maybe especially for me, being German... having had parents who were kids at the time we still have to say "we" are sorry for what "we did".

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  10. I love everything about this street lamp and the church. Just beautiful.

    And being part German whose parent was born during WWII, I have to second Iris Flavia's comment...

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  11. Great lamp post Grace and it goes so well with the building behind it.

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  12. Contrast of old and new is nice

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  13. Wow! They're words to live by!! But although I'm not German I can relate to the comments from Iris and cieldequimper - us Aussies from colonial backgrounds are also apologising for what 'we' did. While I deplore what WAS done, I'd rather look forward and ensure no one remembers anything I did with horror.

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  14. Grace, this one is a winner in every way. Composition, sharpness, color, content. You have figured that camera out, haven't you?

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  15. Beautiful church. I love Rose windows.

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  16. Love that brick...and the thought provoking statement.

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  17. Beautiful facade of the church. That quote is very meaningful.

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  18. Yes it's very nice composition. Hope I'll be a good ancestor!

    Duncan In Kuantan

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  19. Like the perspective Grace. Also like the way the modern architecture is peeking out from behind the church.

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  20. Even if I were not a church nut, I would still be impressed by the composition of this shot. A corker, TY Grace.

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  21. Here's another with an interesting composition.

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  22. I too love the composition here. Bonus: a thought for the day about being a good ancestor. :)

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  23. These old churches dwarfed by sky scrapers have lots of appeal.

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  24. A great take on the theme, Grace. Very unique and beautiful lamp.

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  25. Great shot of a beautiful old building! Very interesting reflection of a more modern construction beside it.

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  26. What a beautiful lamp. It is a wonderful church too and a interesting story as well. Nicely done, Grace!

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  27. Round, round, round (lamp, rosette, arch) and square bricks, really interesting shot!

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  28. Great color! Excellent shot.

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  29. That's a gorgeous lamp - PS re the cobbles - wouldn't want to keep them in the town centre but lots are preserved on the fringes.

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  30. Fabulous building and composition too, Grace!

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