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This is a bronze statue of St Francis Xavier at Berrima Catholic Church. It is situated on the outside of the church in a small grotto, high up above the door.

As in this image, he is often depicted holding a crucifix.

Built on the site of the convict stockade, the foundation stone for St Francis Xavier’s Catholic Church was laid by Archbishop Polding in 1849. The church was designed by the architect Augustus Pugin, who worked on the design of the Houses of Parliament in London.

In 2008 the church was placed on the New South Wales Heritage Register.

Canon 400D, as is.

Berrima, NSW, Australia.

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churches, statues, religion, religious, sculptures, catholic, roman catholic church, bronze, st francis xavier, berrima, australia, grotto, augustus pugin, southern highlands, christian, brown

I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...about 3 years ago

    I just had a “Where is it…? What’s there…? OMGoodness, look how close it is to the road we travel to Culburra – why have we never been there; gotta go next time!” conversation with Tim, lol… I love heritage sites… I’m going have to check this one out next time. :) Thank you for bringing it to my attention. :)

    Isn’t there a lot of detail in his ‘robe’…

    Great shot and information. Michael. :) xxx

  • lol – You have never been to Berrima? You must go! There are lots of historic buildings and places dotted around this small village. Some my ancestral heritage is there too, so it is extra special for me.

    – Michael John

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful lighting and shadows that you’ve captured here Michael!! Great shot…

  • Thanks for that great comment Sharon

    – Michael John

  • virginian
    virginianabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot; love the lighting and shadows.

  • Thanks for that Judy

    – Michael John

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...about 3 years ago

    What can I say – I don’t get out much! lol. The dream is to travel Australia, but reality is something else. :)

    My mum was raised in Wyong (as was I) and my dad was from the Maitland area (where we went today, actually) and while dad loved to take us driving all over the countryside, when we went somewhere, it was usually north of Wyong – we usually only go south of it now for Tim’s mum. lol. So pick me up from the train station and we’ll go from there! ;P

  • lol – yeah I like exploring new places but tend to go back to the old familiar.

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsabout 3 years ago

    I like the composition in this photo Mike & the shadow looks great .. like a supporting cast. Nice colours & lighting too. Top shot.

  • Thnks for that great comment Michael

    – Michael John

  • Laura E  Shafer
    Laura E Shaferabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks for the feature!

    – Michael John

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...about 3 years ago

    Congratulations!
    July 13, 2011

  • Thanks Cori!

    – Michael John

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 3 years ago

    (your vote is needed here and there !!!)

  • Thanks

    – Michael John

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations!! You have been featured in the Monochrome in Color group.


    Please check out our Challenges

  • Thanks for the fave and feature Cee!

    – Michael John

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks for the featue Marie.

    – Michael John

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