Share: Architecture

mike3996

Hall of Famer
Location
Finland
Pretty horrible ...

2019-09-20-18-31-MP006127.jpg


...but can't look away!

2019-09-20-18-35-MP006129.jpg
 

Aushiker

Hall of Famer
Location
Fremantle, Western Australia
Real Name
Andrew
35962857761_b335d6cdd8_k.jpg
St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle - Anglican and Episcopal Churches
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

This photograph continues my social history project documenting both the mundane and the interesting in the City of Fremantle and surrounding areas through the medium of Waymarking.

St John's Anglican Church also known as St John the Evangelist Church, is an Anglican church in Fremantle, Western Australia. It was originally opened in 1843, and then replaced with a larger building in 1882. The older building was demolished, which allowed Fremantle Town Hall to be built and for the High Street to be extended, giving the Kings Square its current shape.
 

Aushiker

Hall of Famer
Location
Fremantle, Western Australia
Real Name
Andrew
44219574614_a410762386_h.jpg

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel - PARIS-2018-73
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is a triumphal arch in Paris, located in the Place du Carrousel. It is an example of Corinthian style architecture. It was built between 1806 and 1808 to commemorate Napoleon's military victories of the previous year.

Looking west [the view in this photograph], the arch is aligned with the Luxor Obelisk in the Place de la Concorde, the centerline of the grand boulevard Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe at the Place de l'Étoile, and, although it is not directly visible from the Place du Carrousel, the Grande Arche de la Défense.
 

Aushiker

Hall of Famer
Location
Fremantle, Western Australia
Real Name
Andrew
31180487868_30bb7ee3e1_h.jpg

Panthéon - PARIS-2018-78
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

On our Paris Charms & Secrets electric bike tour of Paris we visited the Panthéon where recently Simone Veil was buried (along with her husband Antonine Veil as a mark of respect).

It was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve and to house the reliquary châsse containing her relics but, after many changes, now functions as a secular mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens.

By burying its great people in the Panthéon, the French nation acknowledges the honour it received from them. As such, interment here is severely restricted and is allowed only by a parliamentary act for "National Heroes.”
 

Aushiker

Hall of Famer
Location
Fremantle, Western Australia
Real Name
Andrew
45528214972_c792176a89_h.jpg

Restormel Castle - Lostwithiel, Cornwall, UK - UK2016-100
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

Restormel Castle or Kastel Rostorrmel lies by the River Fowey near Lostwithiel in Cornwall, England, UK. It is one of the four chief Norman castles of Cornwall. The castle is notable for its perfectly circular design. Although once a luxurious residence of the Earl of Cornwall, the castle was all but ruined by the 16th century. It was briefly reoccupied and fought over during the English Civil War but was subsequently abandoned.

Located on a spur of high ground overlooking the River Fowey, Restormel Castle is an unusually well-preserved example of a circular shell keep, a rare type of fortification built during a short period in the 12th and early 13th centuries. Only 71 examples are known in England and Wales, of which Restormel Castle is the most intact of all.

We actually spent a bit of time exploring the Castle which turned out to be more interesting than the first impressions suggested.
 

Aushiker

Hall of Famer
Location
Fremantle, Western Australia
Real Name
Andrew
30654051447_a3c02a8f99_h.jpg

The Kitchen - Restormel Castle - Lostwithiel, Cornwall, UK - UK2016-101
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

Cornwall, England, UK. It is one of the four chief Norman castles of Cornwall. The castle is notable for its perfectly circular design. Although once a luxurious residence of the Earl of Cornwall, the castle was all but ruined by the 16th century. It was briefly reoccupied and fought over during the English Civil War but was subsequently abandoned.

Located on a spur of high ground overlooking the River Fowey, Restormel Castle is an unusually well-preserved example of a circular shell keep, a rare type of fortification built during a short period in the 12th and early 13th centuries. Only 71 examples are known in England and Wales, of which Restormel Castle is the most intact of all.

We actually spent a bit of time exploring the Castle which turned out to be more interesting than the first impressions suggested.
 

Aushiker

Hall of Famer
Location
Fremantle, Western Australia
Real Name
Andrew
43797657110_74d8e3f044_h.jpg

Restormel Castle - Circular Shell Keep - Lostwithiel, Cornwall, UK - UK2016-102
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

Restormel Castle or Kastel Rostorrmel lies by the River Fowey near Lostwithiel in Cornwall, England, UK. It is one of the four chief Norman castles of Cornwall. The castle is notable for its perfectly circular design. Although once a luxurious residence of the Earl of Cornwall, the castle was all but ruined by the 16th century. It was briefly reoccupied and fought over during the English Civil War but was subsequently abandoned.

Located on a spur of high ground overlooking the River Fowey, Restormel Castle is an unusually well-preserved example of a circular shell keep, a rare type of fortification built during a short period in the 12th and early 13th centuries. Only 71 examples are known in England and Wales, of which Restormel Castle is the most intact of all.

We actually spent a bit of time exploring the Castle which turned out to be more interesting than the first impressions suggested.
 

Aushiker

Hall of Famer
Location
Fremantle, Western Australia
Real Name
Andrew
30701699667_7002af0e08_h.jpg

Restormel Castle - Detail - Lostwithiel, Cornwall, UK - UK2016-103
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

Restormel Castle or Kastel Rostorrmel lies by the River Fowey near Lostwithiel in Cornwall, England, UK. It is one of the four chief Norman castles of Cornwall. The castle is notable for its perfectly circular design. Although once a luxurious residence of the Earl of Cornwall, the castle was all but ruined by the 16th century. It was briefly reoccupied and fought over during the English Civil War but was subsequently abandoned.

Located on a spur of high ground overlooking the River Fowey, Restormel Castle is an unusually well-preserved example of a circular shell keep, a rare type of fortification built during a short period in the 12th and early 13th centuries. Only 71 examples are known in England and Wales, of which Restormel Castle is the most intact of all.

We actually spent a bit of time exploring the Castle which turned out to be more interesting than the first impressions suggested.
 

Aushiker

Hall of Famer
Location
Fremantle, Western Australia
Real Name
Andrew
27539332277_69a590acaf_h.jpg

Basilica of St Patrick - Fremantle , Western Australia - Roman Catholic Churches - (002}
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

This photograph continues my social history project documenting both the mundane and the interesting in the City of Fremantle and surrounding areas through the medium of Waymarking [1].

The Basilica of St Patrick’s Fremantle was established around 1850, the third Catholic Community in Western Australia after St Mary’s Cathedral Parish Perth and the Benedictine community of New Norcia. Till 1894 the parish was served mainly by Diocesan Priests with the exception of the 1850s when it was served by a number of Benedictines who each came for a short time.

Since 1894 the parish has been entrusted to the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. It was their first foundation in Australia and they have now been responsible for its pastoral care for 102 years. -

In respect to why it is a Basilica, Wikipedia and Fremantle Stuff are helpful here [2]. There are four major basilicas, all in Rome, and over 1600 minor basilicas elsewhere, of which this is one. It means that this parish is obliged to fulfil certain liturgical obligations, and: 'It should be sufficiently large and with an ample sanctuary. It should be renowned for history, relics or sacred images, and should be served by a sufficient number of priests and other ministers and by an adequate choir.'

It does not appear to be a heritage listed building which is curious.
 

Aushiker

Hall of Famer
Location
Fremantle, Western Australia
Real Name
Andrew
46548840171_84f0237bda_h.jpg

Château de Beaufort - Goudet - Chemin de Stevenson-2018-D2-16
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

The Château de Beaufort is a ruined castle located along the upper reaches of the Loire River in France. It is near the village of Goudet in the département of Haute-Loire, in the Auvergne region. It was built in the 13th century and modified in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Built for surveillance and domination of the Loire valley, the castle provides an interesting example of how a 13th-century feudal castle could be adapted to the evolution of military construction, notable with the development of artillery. During the Hundred Years' War and the Wars of Religion it was of historical importance but after the French Revolution, it fell victim to a gradual abandonment which reduced it to the state of ruin.

Robert Louis Stevenson stopped here on his trip documented in Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (1879).

"In this pleasant humour I came down the hill to where Goudet stands in a green end of a valley, with Château Beaufort opposite upon a rocky steep, and the stream, as clear as crystal, lying in a deep pool between them."

Day 2 of 12 - Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille to Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas: Walking the Chemin de Stevenson (GR 70 Robert Louis Stevenson Trail) in the south of France.
 

Latest threads

Top Bottom