Wednesday, 8 February 2012

St Mary's Cathedral, Perth

Drawing homework has ground to a halt, so I've spent a morning looking around St Mary's Cathedral. This is the one that has been dramatically altered from a traditional stone cathedral to having a modern glass extension added.

Front view, note modern side pieces

External view of side extension
Side view of external walls
Inside left hand window, showing extended seating capacity

Inside right hand window extension,
showing steel supporting pillar and old window over

View of organ, entrance and increased light levels, from the alter
Steel girder and exposed brickwork beside organ chamber

Ancient and modern glass behind the alter

Steel girder supporting new extension, facing alter
The photos don't capture the light airy feel that the modern extension has created.  I was not convinced from the outside, but I do believe the light environment would enhance the feeling of worship.

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