...random jottings on what may be happening in my life at any particular time, not necessarily anything earth shattering, just ordinary every day stuff; and photographs, mainly taken by me, my GKB and other family members as we travel through this journey called life...
A wee while ago I posted some photo's from inside St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin and I still have a few photo's so thought I would share them. Some are from outside and others inside, including one or two from the first post. There are quite a few of the stained glass, but they are beautiful in my opinion, so I've put them in.
The current bishop on the day of his installation, processing into the cathedral with his entourage.
Looking from the bottom of the steps to the main doors. Most people come in through a side door, thus negating the need to walk up all the steps. I have been told that once upon a time bridal parties paid a price per step to walk up or down them, but that could be folk lore.
Detail above the big main doors.
Taken from below a set of side steps.
The perspex cross was added when the chancel was completed in the early 1970's, amidst a lot of controversy. Work wasn't completed on the cathedral earlier through lack of funds and so it is quite unique in that the first building was constructed in the 1800's, construction of the cathedral in it's current form began in 1913 with the foundation stone laid in 1915.
The Bishops' throne
Pulpit carved from Oamaru stone.
A magnificent pipe organ often used for recitals as well as worship services.
More Oamaru stone in the form of a beautifully carved font.
And so to the stained glass.
Some of this glasswork is quite modern and the face of the current bishop
graces one of the depictions of St. Paul.
Looking back to the West door.
If you'd like to know more about the Cathedral this is the link.