St Mary on the Quay, Bristol

David Carton

Blackwater, Ireland

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St Mary on the Quay, Bristol

Canon Powershot S90

Layered with 3 of my own textures & converted to B&W then sepia using variations in PS Elements. Also removed a rather ugly modern building from the right using the clone stamp tool. Please view large.

Many visitors to Bristol wonder why this is called St Mary on the Quay since it is on Colston Avenue in the centre of Bristol.

It once though stood proudly on the waterfront of the River Frome until the river was covered over in 1893 to create the current centre & Colston Avenue.

It’s a beautiful building with a classical portico supported by Corinthian columns. I’d loved to have seen it in it’s undoubtedly more impressive setting back then.

I did find this old image which shows it in the distant background, but gives a sense of what it must have been like.

Info below from Wiki:

It was built between 1839 and 1843, by Richard Shackleton Pope, as a Catholic apostolic chapel for the Irvingite congregation, and is now a Roman Catholic church.

It has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II* listed building.

Thanks to everyone who visits & comments on my work

Due to time constraints I’ve decided that I’ll not spend time just saying individual thanks when someone comments on my work. Far better I feel to spend time looking at their portfolio & enjoying & commenting on their work, by way of thanks for visting & commenting on my work.

Of course I’ll say thank you to our hardworking hosts when featured, and sometimes you just have to answer a question, but apart from that I’m in silent mode.

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