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    The Gothic Style St. Mary's Cathedral

    A marvelous, English-style gothic architecture of a Catholic church, St. Mary's cathedral was first seen by Tutubi, on board a car of a friend who migrated to Australia last year, en route to various places for some sort of a Sydney Explorer tour.

    The cathedral sports a brown color with spires that can be seen from a distance and located beside Hyde Park where Tutubi's hotel is also within walking distance (almost every interesting place in Sydney is really withing walking distance)

    st mary's cathedral

    after two days, Tutubi returned to St. mary's Cathedral armed with his new tripod he bought specifically for his Australia trip (Tutubi is averse to tripod for its another thing to lug around but this time his officemate carried it for him)

    the cathedral's back entrance

    When Tutubi arrived at the church, the mass schedule of 6pm hs just started and Tutubi took the time to hear mass. He left immediately after the ceremonies and didn't take more pictures of the interiors, altar, pipe organ, stained-glass windows and the crypt of the unknown solider when he read a notice to ask for permission if anybody wanted to take photos of the place.


    St Mary's Cathedral at night on a full moon partly obstructed by clouds

    For St. mary's cathedral mass schedules, wedding rates, baptisms and other inquiries, you may visit their official website.

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 6:06 PM,

    5 Comments:

    At Jul 14, 2009, 1:10:00 AM, Blogger carlotta said...

    wow buti nakakuha ka ng pics. love the 3rd one :)

     
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    At Jul 15, 2009, 7:42:00 AM, Blogger Photo Cache said...

    Great shots!

    Ako din I am not a big fan of the tripod. But I am one to admit that my shots could use a tripod :(

     
    At Jul 16, 2009, 7:40:00 PM, Anonymous bw said...

    The brown color is a standout. impressive night shots :)

     
    At Jul 22, 2009, 5:10:00 AM, Blogger pieterbie said...

    Wow, that looks like one pretty impressive church.
    Have failed to comment here previously, someting wrong with the authentication.

     

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