Monday, January 30, 2012

Highlight Sunday (a little late)

Yesterday, my husband took Bec & I out for a trip to a lovely cafe in West End called "The Three Monkeys". We had both been cooped up in the house most of the week due to the constant rain & storms and had very little opportunity to take any photos, which is our outlet. The weather cleared for the afternoon, so once we had enjoyed a lovely soy chai latte & slice, we stopped at a nearby church, St Andrews Anglican Church, East Brisbane.

Image courtesy of http://www.st-andrews.org.au

The foundation stone was laid in 1878, but due to lack of funds to complete the building it wasn't finished until 1883. The original design by Andrea Stombuco included a tower and spire but due to increasing costs, they were never built. The church also houses an organ shipped from London in 1885. We didn't go inside as church members were rehearsing for the evenings church service. Here are some of my shots from our short walk around the church:









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8 comments:

Michael S-B said...

What a lovely church. Funny how in all the years of living in Brisbane, we had never noticed it before :)

Tina´s PicStory said...

most i like the entry. wonderful pic! thanks for your highlight :)

TexWisGirl said...

lots of beauty in those details. just the rock is gorgeous. :)

lisa said...

What a beautiful church this is Liz. Whenever I see something like this, I am always in awe of just what it must have taken to build it. Simply magnificent!

Thank you so very much for sharing with us at The Creative Exchange this week.

Have a wonderful evening!

lisa.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photos.

Regards and best wishes

diane b said...

I have never noticed this beautiful church. love your shots.

bailey-road.com said...

What a beautiful old stone church! I love the details you've captures in your photos!

Carole M. said...

Oh BEAUTIFUL; great post. What an outing starting off with the delightful chai-latte and then to go photo-exploring and working with this grand old church; love it!

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