Friday, January 16, 2009

St Johns Anglican Church

In the little village of Bathurst is the St John's Anglican Church. It is the oldest unaltered Anglican church in South Africa and was built in 1834 during the frontier wars.

It is surrounded by the most interesting grave stones, some of them dating back and belonging to original British Settlers and their decedents. Because of it's country setting it is also surrounded by a lot of vegetation amongst others some beautiful Bougainvilleas.

8 comments:

  1. 1834, thats donkeys ago for SA....I am amazed at the dates I see on churches here in Europe...to think they could build like that so many thousands of years ago!!

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  2. What a pretty looking place! And Marcelle's right, that's ancient for SA!

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  3. And there you go with another great shot. I've said before that I love this thing that you do with flowers in the foreground, you are very good at spotting this kind photo opportunity.

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  4. This reminds me of an english summer, lovely feel to this shot, can just imagine tea on the lawn etc, a very evocative, serene view.

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  5. Love how you captured foreground, middle, and then the sky, lovely!

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  6. Interesting and pretty! Love old buildings and churches heaped in history and stories to tell

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  7. My mother attended this church with her family. Omigosh!!! Wonderful!!!

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  8. Sigh....again...lovely photo!

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