St Marys Cathedral
When I was in Sydney on holidays my dear cousin Clara and her family took me on a day trip into the Sydney city. We caught the train from their home (1 hour trip) and spent the whole day sightseeing. Something I hadn't don't' since I was a teenager. It was fabulous. The first place we visited was St Mary's Cathedral near Hyde Park (Clara knew that I love looking at buildings!). It is Australia's largest church, though not the highest (still very impressive). The founding stone was laid in 1868 and in 2000, with the assistance of a grant from the Government to mark the new millennium, the spires were eventually built. The completed spires of the main front enhance the view of the cathedral along College Street and particularly the ceremonial approach from the flight of stairs in front of the cathedral. Standing at 74.6 metres (245 ft), they make St Mary’s the fourth tallest church in Australia
Side door of the church
Front or perhaps the back, sometimes it is hard to tell.
Just caught the sun popping its head over the top!
The Pope - John Paul (a bit blurred)
Personally I think it is a terrible statue - looks like the pope is in a hurry.
I turned around to take another look at the cathedral and this is what I saw, it only lasted a few seconds before the sun disappeared again.