12 May 2012

St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney

According to St Mary's Cathedral website, this English-style gothic church was designed by architect William Wilkinson Wardell, and shaped from local yellow-block sandstone on which this city is built.  It replaced the original cathedral, which had been ruined by fire during 1865.  This building was finally completed 100 years after the architect's death.














13 comments:

CameraCruise said...

What a beautiful cathedral.
Have a great weekend.
Mette

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The ornate door in beautiful.

Filip & Kristel said...

It is very beautiful. I also write a lot about churches. Two more article and it will be me 100th article about churches.

Greetings,
Filip

TexWisGirl said...

it is just beautiful. i'm usually not one for ornate or fancy, but that door is magnificent!!!

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

It does have that old english look to it. And it keeps very clean. Alot of these suffer due to the fact the sand stone is porous and the smog from the cars build up in the pours over time and make it look black and grubby.

Shaun Valleys ShutterBug

Geke said...

That's a large cathedral! The design on the door I, kind of, used for a Zentangle.

Julie Storry said...

You were lucky to get the inside shot of that door, without being pounced upon by an usher!

If you go around the back of the cathedral, you can see the wall that is the last remaining part of the original cathedral.

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful pictures Carole....I especially love the door!!! Your framing is great - seeing the church thru the trees! Certainly makes me want to be there...thanks for sharing thru your eyes!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Carole M. said...

Julie, yes it was the last photograph I took when entering the cathedral. Since there had been no stipulations on taking photos at St. Andrew's, I'd assumed it was the same at St. Mary's too. Those buildings are so beautiful and I'm in awe at the architecture. My visit there couldn't include time to venture around to the back section, but that is an interesting note; maybe next time! Thanks for letting me know there is a remaining part of the original cathedral there.

lisa. said...

Carole, this is absolutely magnificent!
Can you imagine just what it took to build this. Gorgeous design and detail, and you have captured it so beautifully.
Sending you wishes for a wonderful weekend!

subbu said...

Wow! What a marvelous structure... Impressive details Carole.

Karin M. said...

An imposing building, very nice architecture and wonderful details ...
great shots ...
Best regards, Karin

Roy said...

Such an amazing building Carole, the outside still looks so clean which is unusual for a Cathedral or Church.