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".

10 comments:

dive said...

Australia has some gorgeous Victorian buildings, MB.
It's good to see them so well loved.

M.Benaut said...

Thanks, Dive,
Yes, and I'll see what else I can show you. However we have only been at it for 2 centuries so we're not as well endowed as you lot !
(trying my hardest to use correct English grammar...)

Ame said...

MY MY! You two sure know how to talk "shop!" LOL! Beautiful shot M-B! So inSPIRE-ing! ;)

lynn said...

Oooh that's pretty and how lovely to have that lineage. Mmmm blue skies. Could do with some heat.

Ame said...

Isn't this just a cozy little foursome! OOPS! What did I just say? LOL!

Just trying to heat ya up GF! Need to cook those germs outta ya!

HI M-B! Don't think I need to try too hard here do I? =)

M.Benaut said...

Thanks guys,
I'm trying as you can see, to keep you, and your hemisphere, warm. What, with all that snow, wogs, 'normality' and unicycles pervading your very existence, someone has to rug you up !!
"gloria in excelsis summer".
PS Ame, it's time to start packing. Your unicycle will probably fit in the overhead locker!

Ame said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm...it IS getting warm in here...would "rugging me up" involve rug BURNS? LOLOL! Me Bad...just chalk it up to travel jitters...and a plain old warped sense of humor! ;)

lynn said...

Thanks for reading my new short story Mme! Wonder what M. thinks of it?

Have you started packing yet Ame? Bet the spare room bed is full of possibles, definites and cosmetics?

Ame said...

Nope...and I WISH...no spare room either! ;) Have to start laundry SOON! So much to do, so little tiiiiiiiiiiiiime, UGH!

lynn said...

oooh yes i hate that panicky time just before you leave. That's why i do the spare bed surface thing! less Eek.