This image depicts one arch of the historic Richmond Bridge. Built in 1823 by convicts, this is Australia’s oldest bridge still in use.

Through the sandstone arch can be seen St John’s Catholic Church. Built in 1836, this church is considered the oldest Roman Catholic church in Australia.

The Richmond Bridge is a heritage listed arch bridge. In 2005, the bridge was recognised as an outstanding historic place and added to the Australian National Heritage List.

Richmond, Tasmania, Australia, is a town situated on the Coal River.

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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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  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture and pov Michael, the view of the church through the arch is quite effective

  • Thanks for the great comment Trudi.

    – Michael John

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Excellent picture and narrative, Michael!

  • Thanks for that David.

    – Michael John

  • RainbowWomanTas
    RainbowWomanTasover 3 years ago

    I love this point of view.

  • Thanks for commenting.

    – Michael John

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 3 years ago

    Yes very nice POV!!

  • Thank you Wazza.

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 3 years ago

    An interesting view Mike.

  • Thanks for that Michael.

    – Michael John

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • Thanks Sarnia.

    – Michael John

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey.

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Well done Michael, nice use of the arch to frame the Church.

  • Thanks Trish. Yes, I just stumbled across that view by accident.

    – Michael John

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanover 3 years ago

    Lovely shot Michael and congratulations on catching the church without a vehicle parked in front of it (usually my problem). Tony

  • lol – I didn’t realise that! Thanks for the fave Tony.

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Hope it wasn’t a stumble that caused you to find the view :)

  • lol

    – Michael John

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