Inside St Georges Cathedral, Perth by Christine Smith

Inside St Georges Cathedral, Perth by 

FEATURED in Australian Capital Cities 25-09-2011
FEATURED in Christian Churches, Statues and Crosses 09-11-2011

Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Lens: @ 17mm, ISO: 400, Aperture: f4, Shutter: 1/25

St George’s Cathedral is the principal Anglican church in the city of Perth, Western Australia and is located in St Georges Terrace. It was designed by Sydney architect Edmund Blacket and was built in 1888, replacing an earlier building immediately to the north-east of the present one. The cathedral is described as Gothic Revival and is made from local handmade clay bricks from Queen’s Gardens, while the blue-stone columns that support the Clerestory came from Victoria and they sit on footings of Fremantle limestone. The stone was quarried at nearby Rottnest Island. The Cathedral was opened and consecrated by Bishop Parry (second Bishop of Perth) on November 15th, 1888. The interior features a jarrah ceiling and memorials to Western Australian pioneers and people who served in the wars. The crenellated bell-tower designed by J. Talbot Hobbs was added in 1902 as a memorial to Queen Victoria. The Memorial chapel was added in 1923 in honour of the men whom fought in World War I (1914-1918). The pulpit was carved in England from Caen stone and commemorates Sir Luke Leake (Treasurer and Benefactor). Its castellated bell tower was damaged in the 1968 Meckering earthquake. In 2005-2008 the cathedral was extensively restored with the tile roof replaced by slates as originally built. Earthquake protection was added to two walls to provide bracing and much other work was undertaken.

Photography been a longtime hobby that has now become an obsessive passion. I am fairly eclectic in my choice of subjects, and try to see beauty in most things. Thank you for dropping by my site and I welcome any feedback and tips.

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  • Karl Williams
    Karl Williamsover 3 years ago

    I like this. Given the difficult exposure conditions, you’ve managed to get a full range of tones throughout. Well done, Chris!

  • Thanks Karl. Much appreciated as always.

    – Christine Smith

  • Clive
    Cliveover 3 years ago

    A stunning capture Christine, wonderful textures, colour and lighting x

  • Much appreciated Clive.

    – Christine Smith

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 3 years ago

    Super work Christine, a beautiful place …

  • Glad that you like it Tom. Thanks for both the comment and the fave.

    – Christine Smith

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey.

    – Christine Smith

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 3 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful Christine!!!…I love the lighting.

  • Thank you for such a nice comment and the fave Kate. It’s much appreciated.

    – Christine Smith

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 3 years ago

    love !!!

  • Thank you Guendalyn for both your comment and the fave.

    – Christine Smith

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in ‘Australian Capital Cities’

    You have captured the vibrancy and excitement of the city and it’s exactly the sort of work that we feel should be displayed in the featured section of a group on cities.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Thank you very much for selecting this image for a feature in ‘Australian Capital Cities’. I really appreciate it.

    – Christine Smith

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezover 3 years ago

    Features 9th November 2011

    -yhun :)

  • Thank you so much for featuring this image in Christian Churches, statues and Crosses Yhun. I really appreciate it.

    – Christine Smith

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago


  • I really appreciate your lovely comment and fave Lorilee.

    – Christine Smith

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