Archive for October 16, 2011

The Demise of the Laman Street Fig Trees: Part 3

Sunday 16th October…and the impasse is continuing. Since my last post on the fig trees, all that’s happened is that a bit more barricading has been erected, and Save Our Figs maintains its vigil.

 

I decided to document the signs and artworks that have been spontaneously appearing on the barricades. It’s rather like a community art gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral was finally completed in 1979, but the foundations were laid in 1884….the building replacing an earlier church that was erected 1817. I took a few shots of this building – for $3 you get a key to the tower roof. Best view in Newcastle, but I didn’t have my camera at the time…..

 

View of the nave. This is a ‘High Dynamic Range’ image, that simultaneously captures very bright and very dark tones, much like the human eye.

 

Tower and north transept.

 

South elevation.

 

North elevation.

 

There’s a few very sad-looking gravestones at the eastern edge of Cathedral Park.