Sunday, November 8, 2015

Christ Church Claremont...



While in Claremont last week taking shots of the mural affectionately known as 'the slinkies' :) I was charmed by the mullioned windows and the soft yellow limestone walls of Christ Church Claremont one of the oldest Anglican suburban parish churches in Perth and also one of the few who's doors remain open throughout the day. Since the laying of the foundation stone in 1892 this church has evolved and grown with the tower completed in 1938. Shaken up a bit when there was an earthquake, epicentre about 150km inland from Perth, in October 1968, extensive restoration of the foundations, walls and roof of the church were necessary and conservation is ongoing. C'est joli oui! Hope you're having a lovely weekend, take care and stay safe...


28 comments:

  1. Reminds me of one of James Bond's favorite phrases, "Shaken but not stirred." :-)

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  2. It's a lovely place! So happy it has survived! Enjoy your weekend too.

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  3. A beautiful old church and I have to admit that I do agree with Revrunner!!! "Shaken but not stirred" indeed!! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend!!

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  4. It's lovely, Grace! Glad they are working on it.

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  5. Such stunning limestone walls. Love the tones. And love the shapely tree trunk in the second photo.

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  6. Lovely coloured stones. Nice to see it opened all day.

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  7. It's a very handsome building and larger than it appears to be by the front photos.

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  8. I love this place. This is what a church should look like! It's beautiful in every respect! Would love to see the interior sometime...

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  9. I's interesting how churches keep being added on to.

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  10. Beautiful building Grace, we have a Christ Church here in Wanstead....

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  11. That fine, old church building is certainly worth repair and saving. Churches always seem to be in need of one sort of maintenance or another. Lovely pictures. My Mother-in-law lived on Claremont Street in Wisconsin. Interesting coincidence.

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  12. Beautiful shots, the architecture is so pretty! - Tasha

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  13. Very nice! And I like the fact that the doors are OPEN.

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  14. It looks beautiful, I like that limestone.

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  15. Yes, that's a very solid looking church. I love the stone. Funny, the next village to where I live is called Claremont, but I don't think they have a nice stone church like that!

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  16. An earthquake near Perth?! Oh, my.
    But always great to see how much is put into conservation and restauration in the Perth-area, Grace!

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  17. Very nice but where are the inside pics?

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  18. The yellows and greys are made even more charming by the brown doors. How exceptional that the doors are open during the day!

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  19. Looks like a pretty sturdy place. Must have been some earthquake.

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  20. Wow, that is a beautiful old church. It's very English looking.

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  21. I agree with Sharon, it is very English looking. I would expect a graveyard behind it with lots of trees...

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  22. I agree also with Sharon.
    It's really beautiful.

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  23. How I would love to visit that church for a few moments of reflection!

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