Away in a Manger by GailD

At least this is what first sprung to mind when I entered the old church.
St Malachy’s Catholic Church at Gooloogong NSW Australia. The old original church of St Malachy was built in 1880 out of locally cut stone ferried over the Lachlan from the Marsh and Melliday properties. St Malachy’s was a simple gothic church. The beautiful internal timber roof is intact even today, well over 100 years later. The old St Malachy is now a ruin, part of the historic heritage of Gooloogong.

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  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 3 years ago

    Great work Gail!!

  • Thank you Marvin.

    – GailD

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfover 3 years ago

    Beautifully done Gail

  • Thanks Paul.

    – GailD

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 3 years ago

    Looks surprisingly clean inside for something left derelict. Well taken and processed Gail. Lovely building.

  • There’s a layer of straw on the floor. Not sure why. Thanks Rosalie.

    – GailD

  • kenspics
    kenspicsover 3 years ago

    Excellent photo Gail!!!

  • Thank you Ken.

    – GailD

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 3 years ago

    Oh! this is magic … I’d love to check this one out. I just love how you’ve captured and presented this one Gail♥

  • Thanks heaps Bev & for the fave. There are such treasures in these old communities.

    – GailD

  • Rodney Wratten
    Rodney Wrattenover 3 years ago

    Hi GailD
    I do like the way you phographed the inside of this very old church the colours are very life like the day must have been just right to get all the colour Great photo well seen and taken.

  • Thank you Rod. It was a good day, but I’ve been practising too.

    – GailD

  • JDL15
    JDL15over 3 years ago

    Gr8 minds think alike
    my thoughts immediately

  • Maybe it;s the straw on the floor. Thanks John.

    – GailD

  • John44
    John44over 3 years ago

    Very nice capture Gail !!
    x :-)

  • Thank you friend.

    – GailD

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteover 3 years ago

    Very nice picture Gail…what a shame such a beautiful church is now a ruin!

  • It is a shame. It should have been preserved. I guess that takes $’s though.

    – GailD

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 3 years ago

    So glad your showing us inside Gail!! What a great home conversion it would make!! *-)

  • Lots of old churches are being sold off & becoming homes now. Thanks Deb.

    – GailD

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