Friday, 5 July 2013

Inside a Dunedin cathedral

These are some of the photo's I took
 inside St Paul's Anglican Cathedral in Dunedin 
when I went in to see the annual 
Flowers of Praise festival earlier in the year. 

The Cathedral Church of St. Paul the Apostle

Looking from just inside the main doors towards the altar.

The great multi coloured cross was made in the 60's or 70's and made of perspex - a controversial decision at the time. It is suspended over the altar by chains.

Looking back to the main doors from the front pews.
The stained glass windows are beautiful with the light coming through them.

Some of the side windows and some of the floral displays.

The cathedral is quite lovely with 
the white stone and beautiful stained glass. 
Once upon a time you could go up to
 the tower on the left hand side (looking at it) 
and had a good view of the city, 
but I'm not sure if they allow it now.

Just two of the many  
floral displays on show, 
elegant and fun.

wishing you all an elegant and fun week,

linking with:
InSPIREd Sunday


  1. Wow! What an impressive space! I love visiting old cathedrals - when you touch the stones it is like you can feel history vibrating off them.

    Hope you are well x

  2. So beautiful.The alter looks so modern compared to the rest of the building.I like your new header of the bird feeder too :)

  3. Oh, my! This is such a beautiful place! Love touring the chapels in other lands. On your header it looks like that little birdie is having a feast! :) Thanks for popping in to my new blog!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Dearest Diana,
    Wow, such a beautiful cathedral. I guess you can feel the history as well as the holly feeling there♡♡♡ I've never heard of "perspex"; the The great multi coloured cross look divine.

    Rainy season is over today; and in Japan we all are experiencing unusual high temperature now(^^;)
    I hope you are having a wonderful new week, my friend in New Zealand.
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  5. That is a beautiful church - so very light and airy looking too.

  6. What a lovely place. It looks full of light and life! I liked the floral display with the hat!! Joan

  7. I love that view looking back to the west doors. Beautiful cathedral!

  8. A lovely cathedral. I can see why the cross added in the '60s was controversial, sad that modern additions were make to this beautiful place. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  9. what a beauty. so glad you linked up with us at InSPIREd Sunday. please link up with us any old time, we would love to have ya. nice to meet you. have a lovely weekend. Beth ( :

  10. Very beautiful cathedral. That is interesting about the added cross.

  11. Fabulous. A fascinating mix of modern and Gothic styles - the east end looks very futuristic - and the stained glass looking back is simply wonderful. The place is full of light.


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