Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Abc Wednesdays - C for cathedral

This is St Peters Cathedral, the head place of worship of the Anglican Church in Adelaide.

Last year we travelled to France and saw many beautiful churches and other old buildings. Whilst this cathedral is not as large or as old as the Notre Dames in Paris and Lyon, it is none the less a significant and beautiful building.

The first stone was laid in 1869 and the cathedral was officially opened in 1904. Architect Edward John Woods used plans purchased from William Butterfield of England. Wood's work was influenced by French Gothic architecture; there are features similar to the Notre Dame in Paris.

Tomorrow I will post a view of the inside of the cathedral.

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21 comments:

RuneE said...

Yes, I can see the influence from Notre Dame. Beautiful.

DarylE said...

lovely photo!

mrsnesbitt said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! You mentioned France, vivid memories of wonderful holidays are flooding in!

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a beautiful church

ArneA said...

Beautiful cathedral and even more lovely your summertime in southern Australia

dot said...

That's a beauty for sure!

Petunia said...

What a building. Great post!

g_mirage said...

Yes, it does resemble Notre Dame, from the thumbnail I was wondering actually coz its from Australia not France...

Lovely capture!

Neva said...

A very beautiful cathedral.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Beautiful cathedral!!!

Dragonstar said...

That looks a beautiful cathedral.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I can definitely see the European influence in the architecture,

Well captured.

VP said...

Sigh. Another reminder of how nice Adelaide is...

Katney said...

It is beautiful and I look forward to the interior.

Donna said...

What a beautiful place!!!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Beautiful Cathedral!!!

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Pat said...

What a wonderful capture of a beautiful piece of architecture!


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Joy said...

Quite similar to the cathedrals and churches we have here in Norwich. Really good angle.

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Andrea said...

That is beautiful. I would love to see the inside.

Peter M said...

A fine example of cathedral architecure

Paulie said...

Beautiful CHOICE that cathedral is!