Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Then & Now: Holtermann (3/5)


This is the vicarage of Christ Church, Lavender Bay, a church of the Anglican Communion. The church itself was built in 1872, but it was surrounded by trees and, at this stage in my walk, I lacked the energy to think laterally. So, here is a nice shot prepared earlier - by someone else.


It is a beautiful 'campus', in an ideal setting.

Once again, I link you to Holtermann's Panorama and you will find Christ Church on the border between Panels 4 and 5. You can see the vicarage. It is totally within Panel 5, and in the immediate foreground.

To end today, here is a non-Holtermann gem, to put all this into perspective. This shot is from the State Library of NSW, and is post-1875. It is taken from Milsons Point looking up the Lavender Bay ridge. Christchurch is there, towards the right hand side, midway up the ridge, with a lot of upside down Vs in its design.

6 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

So fascinating to be able to compare photos of the past and the present, Julie.
I do like the first photo. "Someone else" might not be as skilled as you are with a camera, but it is a lovely scene with the grass, trees, and flowers.
Luv, K

Joe said...

That solitary house in the foreground of the old sepia photograph is amazing. I wonder who lived there. What would they have thought of today's cities?

Jim said...

Marvellous posts.

Bergson said...

excellente idée ce avant - après

diane b said...

Great to see some buildings last and still look marvellous.

Cath.H.C Photography said...

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