Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Convict Church {Port Arthur}

Church Port Arthur #8
I have a sort of series to get through with you, on these Port Arthur photos. The different ruins throughout the site are amazing and a testament to the convicts that built them.

Church Port Arthur #12
Church Port Arthur #11 
Built between 1836 and 37 the Convict Church overlooks the settlement and would accommodate over 1000. Because the Church was built for the convicts from many denominations to attend, it was never consecrated. Throughout the site at Port Arthur it is made very clear that the authorities worked hard to instil religion amongst it’s convicts.

Church Port Arthur #9

Once again, these are just a few pictures of the beautiful structure that were taken on Andi’s camera phone and I have played around with. I hope you enjoy! Of course, if you’re interested, you can view the Port Arthur Historic (web)Site here. And you can view my last post on The Penitentiary here.

Church Port Arthur #10
Church Port Arthur #7
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  1. stunning photos!! just beautiful! :)

  2. love the black and white one Kirsty! great stuff :)

  3. These photos are Fabulous! Have a great night!

  4. Love the archway with the view beyond!

  5. that seems like a beautiful place. lovely photos. thanks for stoping by!

  6. What beautiful ruins, Kirsty! I enjoy beautiful old architecutre so much... thanks for sharing your pics with us! Loved reading about the history of it, too. :)

  7. Hi Sweetie, glad to see you are having some fun with your new camera. I checked out all your pics from previous posts... you do have an eye for beauty. I love them all. I am especially in love with the lone row boat... love, love, love that one. That is a framer for sure.

    This is such an interesting place... can you imagine if those walls could talk. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Not likely I will ever see it in person.

    You have a great week sweetie and take care.

    Big hugs, Deb

  8. These are such beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing:)

  9. Here I am on your beautiful blog. I love your pictures.

  10. I have never been there. I really should as it is filled with history and is so beautiful.

    Best wishes and happy weekend,


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