Friday, 12 February 2010

Summer Hill, St Andrews Anglican Church

St Andrew's Anglican Church, located on the corner of Smith Street and Henson Street, dominates the skyline of Summer Hill. This sandstone and brick church was designed by Alexander Leckie Elphinstone Junior with the foundation stone laid in 1883 and the spire completed in 1906. I was lucky enough to get a bit of blue sky in this shot because those clouds rolled in so quickly that it was completely overcast within minutes.
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48 comments:

  1. That's a heavenly photo of a beautiful church! Love the building details - how about a look inside,too? Thanks for following my EAGAN daily photo blog - cheers!

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  2. It is magnificent! I like the yellow walls.

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  3. Beautiful architecture and I'm sure this photo makes it justice!

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  4. Striking building. The detailing is quite extraordinary. Great photo, Jim.

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  5. It's a beautiful church. The sandstone really stands out.

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  6. Hi, Thanks for the Comment on my blog.
    I just had a look at yours and it is great. Lots of nice photos.
    All the best/
    Ulla Sweden

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  7. What a beautiful summer sky! (this is koala)

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  8. Not only the clear blue sky but the church is so crisp and clean looking. Strangely powerful image.

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  9. Leif, it's often hard to get the chance or permission to photograph inside churches. I'll keep it mind for the future though.

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  10. Beautiful building, beautiful light, beautiful colors. You did great!

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  11. What a gorgeous Church! And a gorgeous capture! Such beautiful blue skies -- glad you caught them when you did!

    Sylvia

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  12. Lovely Buttercup colored church under those sunny skies!
    Made me feel all warm and toasty!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Lovely church, lovely shot. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Our sky is doing that this week - changing quickly.

    What do you reckon: Sydney has more pubs or more churches?

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  15. Julie, it's a toss up. I think there are certainly more pubs as you get closer to the city but maybe more churches as you venture further out in the suburbs.

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  16. Great capture of a beautiful church and a wonderful summer sky.

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  17. I like the contrasting colors the yellowish church and the bluish sky, great combination! Happy weekend!

    Romantic Sunset

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  18. Hasn't the blue sky and sunshine been lovely over the past couple of days ... they say the showers are going to be back on the weekend through.

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  19. The church is really beautiful! To Leif Hagen: Inside it is beautiful too! Worth a visit to see the lovely church interior! Shame the Anglicans plan to sell the lovely original wooden pews as per the note on the door this week!

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  20. Beautiful photo, Jim. The church is practically an archetype.

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  21. Building with an old architecture is always a nice subject to see.
    Thanks for sharing and also thanks for stopping by Unbiased Exposure

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  22. Thanks for sharing, take more photos while the weather's great. :)

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  23. Such warm tones in the church's architecture ...perfect for a place named 'Summer Hill.'
    ~Maria

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  24. Summerhill looks like a place with character. Nice church, and I like yr photo of the post office too (previous post). Hope u r having a nice weekend, Evelyn

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  25. What a beautiful church. I love its colour and all the detail. It has a lovely feeling to it!

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  26. The spire is splendid against the blue of the sky. Lovely photo and a beautiful church.

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  27. lovely..always liked church architecture..

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  28. Nice photos!!!Thanks for sharing, have a nice SWF!!!

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  29. WOW, great architecture, weel done, love the contrast with the blue sky!!

    Happy SWF.

    Thanks for visiting my Site!!

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  30. As Leif wrote, how about interior view?

    («Louis» likes church architecture.)

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  31. So enjoying looking around your city, but am amazed by the lack of people. Either you're incredibly patient or Sydney is really quite empty.

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  32. You did a beautiful shots. I love the church design.

    Happy Weekend!!!

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  33. Beautiful shot - how lucky you were with the clouds. Summer Hill looks such a pretty, clean place.

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  34. It's a beautiful church! And its pale yellow color is wonderful against that blue sky.

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  35. Rob Inukshuk, I certainly am patient. I wait around for the right moment when there aren't any or many people around to get that perfect shot.

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  36. What an amazing church and lovely cumulus clouds in a brilliant blue sky!

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  37. What a wonderful contrast, the blue sky and that beautiful old church.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  38. What a pretty, pretty church. I like all of these "Summer Hill" building posts.

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  39. It is an amazing church building, and it was built to try to capture the glory and magnificence of God.
    You should come inside and hear a message about Jesus by far which overshadows a mere building.

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