Columns and Vertical Lines

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Columns and Vertical Lines

A rather fat column in Seoul South Korea
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The columns in a church in Bologna
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One of the many colonnade in Bologna
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Some old columns in Pompeii
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Some newer columns in the Sagrada Familia Barcelona
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March Square – number 14

Time to pop back into the Grafton Cathedral for #MarchSquare

Three stained glass window circles in a square. If I paid more attention they would be three circles in three circles in a square. A bit of crap cropping…bugger
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Drop into Beckys blog to find out how march square is going

March Square – number 6

Another part of the tiled floor in the Grafton Cathedral. Perhaps not a Gold Star for #MarchSquare this time. Maybe if I stood on something to get more of the floor in the photo I could have had five squares within a square

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Drop into Beckys blog to find out how march square is going

Black and White Sunday – The Cathedral

For this Traces of the Past, I recently spent a bit of time on a rainy day in the Cathedral Church of Christ the King in my town of Grafton NSW Australia. The Cathedral was finished in 1884. Originally there was a small wooden church on the site built in 1842. The Cathedral is in a great green space in the heart town with the bell tower ringing out the time, a tradition I love.

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The hand carved foundations made of sandstone
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This side of the Cathedral has lots of lichen
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The northern face. You can see the two halves of the church in the roof line where the second part was added
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Looking toward the front door and the white roses in the garden.
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Looking towards the old bell tower
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Looking along the aisle to the back of the Cathedral
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The pews have been replaced by comfortable chairs with cushions
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Some of the old pews have been retained
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The old wooden seats in the front of the cathedral have been kept as well but with cushions added for the comfort of the cathedral officials.
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There are many parts of the Cathedral that have been kept in good order
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The font in front of the dedication to the Indigenous history of the Clarence Valley.
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The ceiling is wonderful highlighting the history of the Valleys timber history
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One of the brick arches that support the structure
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The back of the Cathedral where you can see the shapes of the stained glass windows
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Looking inside. Aren’t the lights lovely
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A bit of selective colour
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I couldn’t not show you the colour version
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And of course I also had to include a bit of the nature who live around the Cathedral. You will always see a Skink or two on the walls.
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Hope you enjoyed a look around the Cathedral in my town.

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Black and White Sunday: After and Before

I love seeing the results of other peoples after and befores on Lost in Translation. This photo challenge allows a bit of creativity as well. This time I have chosen a photo that I was thinking of taking in black and white at the time but didn’t for some reason. Now is my chance to see it as I saw it in a church in Dijon.

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Which photo do you prefer?

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Thursdays Special: Traces of the Past

Australia isn’t an old country. Settled in 1788, many of the buildings have gone and there is still some Traces of the Past.

I have, as in my last blog, gone back thousands of years. This time I have a bit of the architecture from the not too distant past.

Many of the buildings in Sydney and the surrounding settlements were made of sandstone. Sydney sandstone is a valuable building material now-a-days. This church is in Springwood in the the Blue Mountains which surround Sydney to the west.
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Another sandstone structure. A spire on a building in Newtown, Sydney
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A mix of building materials. Sandstone, brick and copper on the Trades Hall Center in the City.
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A copper dome and weather vane on a building in Newtown, Sydney
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