AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sacred Shelves


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A humble old church (Wesleyan Church, 1868) at Queenscliff, Bellarine Peninsula that is now renewed as a quaint bookshop.
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Window Views ... and Doors too #30
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Sacred world of books
Filled with pioneer echoes
Old love meets new love
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5 comments:

Michelle Johnson said...

what a beautiful old church. i think old structures such as these add character to a place, don't you? hope all is well.

Amity Me said...

..for the old is gold....too good they made the old church still usable and being converted to a book shop? that's great!

happy book hunting over there!!!

Stine in Ontario said...

It's fun to poke around in such a bookshop, I think. Good recycling of an old church. :)

Josie Ray said...

Lovely gothic arch windows! We have an old church nearby that was a bookstore for a while. It was the most enchanting place, and I cherish the books I purchased there when it was open....they're extra special.

Hels said...

You photos of Queenscliff are terrific, especially the churches and boats. I have tried to document the development of Queenscliff during the boom decades of the 19th century, and am grateful for the link to you post.

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