Monday, 12 February 2007
Adelaide, the City of Churches.
St Peter's Anglican Cathedral, North Adelaide had its foundation stone laid on Saint Peter's Day, Tuesday 29th June 1869 by my children's great, great, great, grandfather Bishop Augustus Short. He was the first Church of England Bishop of Adelaide.
Its south face, pictured, has similar features to Notre Dame de Paris including an ornate rose window above the main entrance which depicts stories of South Australia and the Bible.
The building is iconic among cricket fans as the namesake for Adelaide Oval's "Cathedral End": the other end being "the River End".