Wednesday, November 4, 2015

St. George's Cathedral...



Built between 1879/1888 and described in the WA State Heritage Register as being 'a church in the Victorian Academic Style', St. George's Cathedral (Saturday's reflection) sits on the corner of St. Georges Terrace and Cathedral St. looking quite splendid in the midday sun/shade. I find the  dynamic sculpture Ascalon, added in 2011, St. George's dragon slaying lance with 'billowing white cloak undulating, you've got to love an undulating cloak right :) around it' very appealing, although apparently it's not to everyone's taste :). Oh and look, there's the second wedding I mentioned. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe.. 


21 comments:

  1. The space around the cathedral is a bit crowded, and that thong thry call sculpture looks like something damaged by the wind...

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  2. I like that sculpture a lot! I had not heard of Victorian Academic Style before but I think that fits perfectly.

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  3. VP made me laugh! I actually don't mind the sculpture though despite the cathedral's name, I wouldn't have guessed what it's supposed to be! Love that first shot!

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  4. The structure is indeed splendid and beautiful. Re the cloak billowing and undulating...it does capture some interest and I suppose people in the area know what it's supposed to be. For some reason I thought of Marilyn Monroe standing over an air vent in Manhattan some years back. Hey, I can use my imagination any way I want. Right? :)

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  6. I think I like the sculpture there, Grace! It seems to work well in your long shot!

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  7. I also really like the sculpture. It has so much energy and movement!

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  8. a sky full of arrows

    my do not lost mamy money

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  9. A lance through the 'artist' would not go amiss...

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  10. Lovely building and an interesting work of art Grace...

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  11. You've captured quite a mixture of old and new!

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  12. That is a handsome looking building.
    I love buildings dressed in bare bricks. :)

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  13. That is a fabulously fluid artwork Grace. I couldn't notice the parallel in the angle of the artwork and the crane. The art piece is complete and the crane is creating but what I wonder.

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  14. I like that sculpture very much , it makes a speedy moving impression.

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  15. I love the reflection on the Ascalon, Grace :-)

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  16. Interesting contrast of architecture in your last shot. Do love that blue sky. It has been dull here for days.

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  17. Lovely architecture, Grace. The billowing cloak would be better in a different location, methinks.

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  18. Quite an interesting sculpture and I like your presentation of it. What a gorgeous day too.

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  19. Love the undulating folds of the cloak. A beautiful sculpture that complements the cathedral design.

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