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The entry foyer of St Peter’s Anglican Church, Ballarat.
This beautiful entry foyer is quite small, but includes this lovely old cast iron circular staircase, stained glass window, pedestal with flowers and tiled floor. Light filtered in through the stained glass and the open doorway.
St Peter’s, a large bluestone church was built in 1864-1867 to the design of Ballarat architect C.D. Cuthbert and later enlarged through the addition of the broad transepts and the massive tower (1891) that contains a peal of bells by Mears and Stainbank of London. The fittings include stained glass together a stone pulpit and much carved timber furniture.

728 Views 29 August. 2013.

Five photos processed with OLONEO HDRengine.

Olympus E-30, Zuiko 7-14mm, 9mm, f11, 1.6 – 4.0 sec., ISO 100. HDR

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st peters, church, anglican, ballarat, hdr, tiles, circlular staircase, cast iron, stained glass, window, flowers, pedestal, cd cuthbert

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Comments

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful. Nice shot John.

  • Thanks for the visit & comment, Michael. A lovely find in the foyer of one of Ballarat’s fine old churches. Also an attempt at some HDR.

    – John Sharp

  • AnnetteHoll
    AnnetteHollabout 2 years ago

    beautiful image John !

  • Hi Annette. Thanks for the comment. Although very small in size, it has a lot of appeal.

    – John Sharp

  • peter  jackson
    peter jacksonabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful shot John i love the framing mate, and the colour to it is spot on congrats.

  • Hello Peter. Thanks for the Favorite and the comments. Much Appreciated. This was a lucky find as I only visited to view some stained glass windows with a local history and found this amazing foyer.

    – John Sharp

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderabout 2 years ago

    Nice shot, great composition!

  • Hi John. Thanks for the visit and comments. Much appreciated.

    – John Sharp

  • Melissa Dickson
    Melissa Dicksonalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations in making the TOP 10 in Steps & Stairs Challenge
    From your hosts Melissa and Bevlea
    Australia At Large

  • Thanks for the inclusion Melissa.

    – John Sharp

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08almost 2 years ago

    Congratulations!

    Challenge about stairs and wrought iron, Sept ’12

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08almost 2 years ago

  • Thanks for the Feature and all the background work in Stairs, Steps, Staircases.

    – John Sharp

  • WeeZie
    WeeZiealmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful image, great work. Congrats on the feature.

  • Thank you WeeZie for the congratulations. This was a find in my childhood town I didn’t know existed, but was so fascinating and photographic.

    – John Sharp

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsover 1 year ago

    A lovely well balanced image, good exposure too

  • Hi David. Thanks for the comment. Unlike the UK, we don’t have a lot of building that are really old, but has some history from the old gold mining town of Ballarat.

    – John Sharp

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByG11 months ago

  • Thanks so much Graham. Much appreciated.

    – John Sharp

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