Sunday, August 20, 2017

St. John's Church..Pinjarra.



When we were watching the white river rafters thinking how high the river was apparently that was nothin'! St. John's Church has seen the might of the Murray River many times, right from the start during the construction in 1861 building was delayed by the winter flood of 1862 because the flood was so bad 'that water rushed through the windows one side and out the other, imagine that! Then there was the Meckering earthquake of 1968, 6.9 on the Richter Scale. This sweet church has been through a lot, now closed for much needed restoration, it has well earned it's place on the heritage trail and I will definitely go back, would have loved to see the windows from the inside. Just a thought, maybe they should have built it on higher ground..


Meanwhile back to the Murray River.. the bridge that you can see in the background above and below is the fifth and hopefully last traffic bridge. Four gone before, the mighty Murray takes no prisoners! Hope you are having a good weekend, happy Sunday, take care and stay safe..


23 comments:

  1. Quite a distinctive looking church. I hope restorations go smoothly.

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  2. It is so pretty Grace! I love the color of the brick.

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  3. A lovely little church. And with a beautiful door too :)

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  4. Wow, that church is Australian Tough! Gosh after 20 years on the boat with water breaches, and tsunami, and hurricane.... maybe I could be an Aussie too! Still reflecting on your traffic photo and counting my lucky stars (and yours, G)

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  6. Vey nice little church that and a large cemetery to go with it

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  7. Beautiful Church.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  8. I love photos of churches, and this little one is a gem.

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  9. If water was flowing through the windows when it was being constructed, I'd think that would be a sure sign that they should build it somewhere else. And, five bridges??? Yikes that is one mighty little river.
    I can't believe 45 is coming to Phoenix either. In light of everything that's happened, I would think a rally was a bad idea. Apparently Arizona has a high volume of 45 fans and you know how much he loves an adoring crowd. Heaven knows, he could care less about the people who might get hurt, he just wants to feel good about himself. I plan to stay far away from the event. I'm sure there will be trouble of some kind.

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  10. A pretty church, Grace! And such a subtle cross on the front top!
    Chipmunks can get into a bit of trouble eating things in the garden but they are so cute that most people like them! They are quite tiny so don't cause as much chaos as our squirrels do!

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  11. A very distinctive looking church. The Murray River sure has lots of power. I

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  12. ...a lovely look back into the past.

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  13. Love the red brick and the gate. She's a beauty!

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  14. Such a cute little church. The old Murray certainly has woven many stories.

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  15. Beautiful church. I hope you can get some photos of the inside after it reopens.

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  16. My goodness! Wouldn't you think that a river flowing through a construction site might be a sign of something?? And California (where I'm originally from) learned long ago that bricks and earthquakes don't go well together. But nonetheless it certainly is a beautiful little church in a lovely setting.

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  17. what a lovely church, gotta love the old iron railings. So well looked after.

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  18. Not a clever place for building a church I should say.Maybe a litlle further up would have been wiser.

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  19. Now that´s some pretty church, Grace! Oh, but flooding, do I hate this. Instead of five bridges a relocation indeed would´ve been a thought!
    Btw, let me know if I should bring such a keyboard along for you next time (it really was a cheapy and is really good when it´s dark).

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  20. Great little church. Nature can be cruel when it comes to water and weather!!! Take care Diane

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  21. lovely, I'm glad they are restoring.

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  22. Yes, save this lovely, quaint little joy! So many memories about, and what peace can be felt even through your lens!

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