A Touch of Christmas

While we were in Mandurah recently, we had a few reminders that Christmas was just a few days away.

There was a Christmas crib scene outside Christ’s Church, which was consecrated in 1871 and expanded later, and a nativity scene in the stained glass as well. Merry Christmas!


Get Me to the Church 3

We also visited the church of St Mary Aldermary during our trip to London. The 17th century church was built by Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London, and has impressive fan vaulting on the ceiling.

This church is another Guild Church, and has stained glass windows depicting the arms of many guilds, including The Worshipful Company of Painters and Stainers.

And The Worshipful Company of Vintners.

Heritage Fest – Parliament


At Perth Heritage Days last weekend, we also went on a self-guided tour of Parliament House, which was built in 1902-4 and expanded in 1964. That’s the Lower House Chamber above, with locally manufactured stained glass windows.

This room is often shown on the news, typically with politicians energetically debating topics and criticising each other. It was much more dignified and serene without the pollies.