Sunday, April 3, 2016

Gothic details...




St. Mary's Cathedral was built in three stages, the first from when it was blessed and opened in 1865 to 1930.  The 'Gothic' details here were added in the second stage 1930 - 1999.
Thought it looked pretty nice with the glow from the sun behind..


During the third stage, 1999 to present day.. on the new addition to the cathedral a second spire was added, a spire 'not identical to the original spire because of a Heritage Council stipulation that the new spire not "shamelessly mimic" the existing one' .. no chance of that :) Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe.. p.s. big day yesterday, catch up today..


23 comments:

  1. I prefer the older sections... quite a contrast with the more recent addition!

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  2. Beautiful details of this gorgeous Cathedral, Grace !

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  3. In some ways, it looks more like a castle than a church!

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  4. The older bit looks the part, not sure on the extension the built.

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  5. Odd to add the Gothic details at that time; Gothic being in vogue in the late nineteenth century and seriously unfashionable by 1930. The modern addition is rather splendid to my eye.

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  6. What an extreme difference there is between the parts, Grace!

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  7. Wow, almost as beautiful as my beloved St. Mary's in Sydney. Anything Gothic is wonderful. Strange about that, saying no to "shamelessly mimic" the first spire.

    P.S. Thanks for your questions about my hermitage. They made me think (AND answer).

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  8. What gorgeous details and shots.

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  9. Perhaps they did not want the new spire to take a hundred years to build. I do like the contrast of the old and the new. Makes for a very interesting building.

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  10. Certainly does not mimic the old but I would rather see it like that than a poor attempt to 'blend' with the old.

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  11. Nope. Certainly no mimicry here.

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  12. Architecture like this always amazes me!

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  13. May all your buttresses be flying.

    Not sure how well the two parts work together. I'd have to see it in person.

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  14. That's weird not being able to mimic the old style. It would look better i reckon.

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  15. Look for the doors and you can often get inside and look around...

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  16. Impressive building, I like the second one the best with the glowing sun behind!

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  17. Looks pretty, nice architecture and beautiful details.

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  18. Love your upwards composition and the new addition looks fine!

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  19. It looks like such a massive structure and the time period of construction worked out just fine. It is a magnificent looking building.

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  20. Especially the second shot is impressive, Grace.

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