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)


Saturday, January 5, 2013

St George's Old School Hall

This is the old school hall of St George the Martyr Anglican church at Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula.
The hall, designed by Albert Purchas, (as was the church), was built in 1870 just after the church of 1863-6.
Purchas also designed the St George Uniting Church in St Kilda (1877-1880); was architect and surveyor to the Melbourne General Cemetery and designer of the Boroondara (Kew, Camberwell and Hawthorn areas) Cemetery from 1864.
In 1889, Purchas designed the cast iron entrance gates to the Boroondara Cemetery.
NOTE: It is claimed that St George church at Queenscliff is a pastiche of the 12th-13th century medieval church of St Giles in Skelton village north of Yorkshire. Ref: HERE

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HansHB said...

Nice B&W post!
Have a great evening!

James said...

Nice shot! I like the sunlight and shadows on the building.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Classic and lovely and perfect in B&W

Anonymous said...

A very nice image! Great shadows and an interesting building.

Anonymous said...

Great shot of this interesting building...Wonderful shadows!

Carol L McKenna said...

wonderfully creative with the shadows and light ~ Excellent photo ^_^

(A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)

Annemor said...

Such a lovely building. And a great shot too.
Happy new year :)

Follygirl said...

Wonderful picture!

NatureFootstep said...

lol, this is a great shadow shot too. :)

Carver said...

Great shot of the old school hall. Perfect for black and white.

Lisa Gordon said...

Wonderful shadows and light, Gemma.
Have a great weekend!

Serline said...

Wonderful place and Shadows! Have a great weekend!

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful picture you show. Wish you a good weekend :) Hanne Bente

Birgitta said...

Lovely building! Like the shadows!

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful b&w!

AmitAag said...

Great picture!

Kicki said...

A lesson in history! Beautiful buildning!

Janet said...

I like the shadows from the trees and the cross on top.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The different shapes give this such character and the shadows are wonderful. Nice!

Eugenia Robinson said...

So unadorned yet so beautiful. This is one of those pictures where less is more. Love all the shadows on what might be stucco. genie

Vane M. said...

Gosto da estrutura e da sombra na parede. Um abraço!

Dragonstar said...

Fine photo!

Prairie Jill said...

What a beautiful building! Great shot.



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