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Old April 30th, 2007, 03:50 PM   #101
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Nice work guys. I love churches, so serene.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 12:55 AM   #102
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great pix olderlfeet. St Mary of Angels is an amazing structure. unusual with using all that bluestone. Incidentally, the spire was built by 2 guys from the inside out.Normally scaffold is used on outside but they decided to use internal scafold and buid it that way. such a landmark.
Just on woy woy church. You wil find most church towers are double the height of the nave. This tower isnt quite double. but i love the SWFC window near top. this will become more evident as it gets cladding.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 07:12 AM   #103
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tallest twin spires in australia
lovely st marys today
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 11:19 AM   #104
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St. Ignatius in Richmond has pretty high spire, surprised that nobody has mentioned it yet..

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Old May 3rd, 2007, 03:02 PM   #105
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^thats beacuse this thread was called great cathedrals of Australia, but it started to go quiet, so i recently included churches in tthread title.
yes St Ignatious is a great church. Another of William Wardells great bldgs.
Its 65m spire was highest in Australia in 1928.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 04:29 PM   #106
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St Josephs, Benalla:
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 04:29 PM   #107
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^yeah thats such an unusual church. baroque/ cross/romanesque?
lopped sided towers.maybe ran out of money.lol
Built in 1908, it was guttered by fire in 1989.
the tall cupola reaches 30m.

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Old May 3rd, 2007, 04:41 PM   #108
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lol Clutching at straws hey cul....They maybe tall twins but they're babies compared to st pats, st pauls and even Sacred Heart in Bendigo


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Old May 3rd, 2007, 05:14 PM   #109
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babies? not really 74m each. all other church spires are central towers which are supposed to be tall, ie Sacred Heart central spire- 86m, st pauls-96m,st pats 105m
secondary spires
st marys-74m
st pats-65m
st pauls-56m
sacred heart-40m
St marys central tower would have to be 1320m to look balanced, but wardell never envisaged a central tower/spire. just 50m bell tower.
its all good
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Old May 4th, 2007, 10:02 AM   #110
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lol Clutching at straws hey cul....They maybe tall twins but they're babies compared to st pats, st pauls and even Sacred Heart in Bendigo
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St mary's is lovely but i still prefer St Pat's. It just looks bigger. those massive spires do the trick.

Now that is clutching at straws.
St Mary's is bigger, it seats more people, it is larger in square metres, it is a fitting cathedral for the Mother church to Australias catholic community.
St Pats does have a beautiful big spire. But this is like saying that the roof on the homebush stadium is higher so it just looks bigger than the MCG.
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Old May 4th, 2007, 02:42 PM   #111
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lol ... You guys can have short and fat..
give me tall and slim any day.
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Old May 4th, 2007, 03:04 PM   #112
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actually, St Pats has same height roof as St marys which is approx 30m/100ft. St marys looks low because its 107m long. St Pats does have wider transepts (49m) as opposed to st marys (38m)
its all good,
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Old May 18th, 2007, 03:07 PM   #113
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st Stephens(1874), Newtown.classic Blacket church dominates the townscape.
thev40m spire needs a facelift. one of the only churches in sydney to be wholey completed as per plans. most wait 50 years for a tower or 2nd half of nave. ect.
set amongst 1800 graves. some famous. including blackets

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Old May 20th, 2007, 04:09 PM   #114
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A long-running thread! The cathedrals of melbourne have featured pretty well here, but to placate the Protestants, here's a few other central Melbourne churches ... many of these are the "Mother Church" for Victoria for the various denominations (and some look good too!)

Under the shadow of St. Pat's: The German Lutheran Church, Gisborne St. (St. Pat's in the background):



And just across the road: St. Peter's Anglican Church ... also somewhat overshadowed :



Note the abundance of Melbourne bluestone



Left: Close by: not a church but a synagogue, Albert Street.

Right: Swanston St.'s other church apart from St. Paul's cathedral: The Church of Christ (1863)



Three other churches in Collins St., all within a block of St. Paul's: Scot's Church & St. Michael's:



Left: The Collins St. Baptist church (1862): where to go if you want to get a message to the Treasurer

Right: Detail of Scot's Continuing Presbyterian Church (1874)



The Assembly Hall adjoining Scot's Church:



St Michael's Uniting (former congregrational) Church, at the foot of 120 Collins St. (1867):



There are two other Catholic churches in the CBD: St Francis's, covered earlier, and St. Augustines (1869):



Wesley Uniting (forrmerly Methodist) Church, Lonsdale Street (1853):



The Welsh Presbyterian Church, Latrobe Street:



Down St. Kilda Road: the Christian Science Temple:



And the synagogue:



Still missing: St. James Old cathedral, moved stone by stone from William Street to King Street.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 08:22 AM   #115
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My fave is Saint Francis in Melbourne. Oldest stained glass windows in Oz & the most exquisate paintings of the stations of the cross. Funny becuase the outside looks quite unpretentious.

We used to have a nice catholic church in Morwell pre the 70's, looked similar to Bairnsdales but it did not have such a high tower. Then they demolished it to make way for a larger, modern grey monstrocity which has probably come back to haunt them as it is eternally dark, cold & cavernous. In short, it is horrid. The old one is sorly missed.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 12:58 PM   #116
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A few from Maitland area...

St Mary's Anglican Maitand



Maitland Methodist



St Peters Anglican East Maitland



St James Anglican Morpeth



Roman Catholic Church Morpeth

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Old May 24th, 2007, 02:52 PM   #117
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ta messed up. love st marys in MAitland. the 38m spire is such a landmark. see it from everywhere.
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Old June 7th, 2007, 06:11 AM   #118
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anyone guess where this great church is?
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Old June 12th, 2007, 07:33 AM   #119
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the wor goes on,.. east tower of St marys cathedral

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Old June 12th, 2007, 02:44 PM   #120
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What more restoration at St Mary's?
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