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St Mary of the Angels
Corner of Boulcott & Willis Sts, Wellington, capital of New Zealand.
The current building was opened in 1922, and is the third church built on this site, the previous church having been destroyed by fire on 28 May 1918. Plans for the church were prepared in 1919 by architect Frederick de Jersey Clere, who designed oer 100 churches, mainly in the southern half of the North Island. The building was completed, blessed and opened in 1922 at a cost of £31,165. The design is traditional Gothic of French influence. It is innovative in that it is ‘the first occasion ferro-concrete was used for a church of Gothic design’. It is built of reinforced concrete and brick with a timber roof supported by concrete arches with steel tie rods (Information from Wikipedia and from the church’s website ).
Registered with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust as a Historic Place – Category I

Nikon D300 with Nikon 12-24DX @ 12 mm
2.5s f/22 ISO200 | Raw
Featured in Wide Angle and Fisheye Lens Photography (7 April 2010)
Featured in Old and New City Buildings (19 June 2010)
Featured in Heritage Listed and Other Trusts Sites World Wide (15 July 2010)
Featured in Christian Churches, Statues and Crosses (1 April 2011)
Featured in Your Country’s Best (4 February 2012)

I photograph landscapes and people and mostly anything … just as long as it is in front of the lens and looks good
My images are from Australia, New Zealand and Asia
My photography also appears on werner.padarin.photography

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  • John Vandeven
    John Vandevenover 5 years ago

    Wow….Fantastic shot and great story.

  • thanks John – the ’net makes doing research pretty easy ;-)

    – Werner Padarin

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “Old and New CITY BUILDINGS”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

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

  • thankyou very much Graham – greatly appreciated

    – Werner Padarin

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 4 years ago

  • my pleasure Polly

    – Werner Padarin

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 4 years ago

    Congratulations this wonderful work has been featured in the Heritage and Other Listed Sites Group

  • many thanks Sonia, lovely honour

    – Werner Padarin

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • my pleasure Audrey

    – Werner Padarin

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezalmost 4 years ago

    Features 1st April 2011

    -yhun :)

  • thankyou very much Yhun, lovely honour

    – Werner Padarin

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 3 years ago

  • thankyou very much Angela – that’s a lovely honour!

    – Werner Padarin

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