132 Years For Gothic Revival - St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney by TonyCrehan

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Taken with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 point & shoot on 27 September 2012.

View of St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney from Hyde Park.

Construction History:

1865 – The first St Mary’s Cathedral is ruined by fire on the evening of June 29.
1868 – The foundation stone of a new Cathedral is blessed by Archbishop Polding. The new Cathedral is to be an outstanding example of gothic revival architecture, designed by William Wilkinson Wardell.
1882 – The incomplete northern section of the new Cathedral is opened and dedicated.
1900 – The opened section and central tower are completed and dedicated.
1928 – Construction of the nave is completed, and Archbishop Kelly opens the almost-complete Cathedral on September 2nd. (The total cost of construction amounted to approximately 700,000 over a period of 60 years.)
1998 – 2000 – The Spires, designed by Wardell, are built.

When completed, St Mary’s Cathedral came to represent the solidarity of the Catholic community in Australia. The cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Sydney and the mother diocese of Australia, and remains the largest ecclesiastical building in the English Gothic style in the world.

The building is listed on the NSW State Heritage Register.


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  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 2 years ago

    What a lovely view, Tony!

  • Thank you Mel:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpalmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you for the great news and your congrats Marie. A delight to have my work featured in the group.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey.

    – TonyCrehan

  • 29Breizh33
    29Breizh33almost 2 years ago

    Great shot Tony. Congrats on your feature. I hope I’ll be seeing it in person next December. ☼

  • Thanks Michelle. I bet you are looking forward to your visit. Buy a multi-trip ticket on Sydney Ferries for a great way to get around and there are some lovely views from the harbour. do you need to book accommodation? If so and you tell me what you are looking for, I may be able to recommend some places.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Dlouise
    Dlouisealmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful ca[tire and great info!

  • Thank you for adding this to your favourites Dorothy.

    – TonyCrehan

  • aprilann
    aprilannalmost 2 years ago

    Great job!

    Your image will be featured in our Permanent Feature Gallery and on our Home Page.

    your host,

  • Thank you April…a great thrill and honour to have my work featured in the group.

    – TonyCrehan

  • LarryB007
    LarryB007almost 2 years ago

    Excellent work Tony, Congratulations on your features!

  • Thanks very much Larry.

    – TonyCrehan

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...almost 2 years ago

    simply fantastic!

  • Thank you for your generous comment Tereza.

    – TonyCrehan

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 1 year ago

    in the challenge A cathedral

  • Thanks for the great news Graham. Congratulations to the winner and other top tens and thanks to those who voted.

    – TonyCrehan

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