Friday, 9 July 2010

Sky Watch Friday


St James Anglican Church is Sydney's oldest, commissioned by Governor Macquarie and designed by the convict architect, Francis Greenway. For the past few months the steeple has been surrounded by scaffolding which has now been removed to reveal the brand new copper cladding. It looks better than I had hoped and had to be done as the last time the spire was coppered was in 1822. No doubt, in time, it will regain the beautiful, soft green weathered patina that everyone loved.

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9 comments:

Dina said...

They did a nice job. It's a pretty color even if it does no longer match the color of the church.
Great shot with the tower.

J Bar said...

I agree. It did turn out looking better than I expected too. These comparison shots are brilliant. It's great that you had that first shot to give us that contrast. Great work.

Julie said...

Lovely comparison, Ann. I wonder why they did not clean up the ball and the cross while they were at it.

They are doing something similar to the clock tower down at Central Station. It is totally swathed at the moment.

Bruce Caspersonn said...

Everything reaching for the sky. Good one.

VioletSky said...

I like the lookf of newly minted copper steeples. It looks a bit odd with the weathered cross on top, but I'm sure your hot sun will age it all in good time!

ewok1993 said...

i do a lot of skywatching this way too. nice shots.

Horsoon said...

Good combi of the 'old' and 'new'. I love these shots :)

Luna Miranda said...

wonderful perspective and very interesting, too.

diane said...

The old and the new. Nice one.