Carmel 9. Church of Our Lady of Mt Carmel, interior.

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Comments (15)

jockswa on September 20, 2011

John Hawes' self-manufactured concrete strengthening blocks are well in evidence here, as is the mammoth seven-year effort he put into crafting every part of this wonderful church.

EagleHunter on September 20, 2011

This is a beautiful church.

jockswa on September 20, 2011

It sure is Pam. The builder was a phenomenon. He designed a Catholic cathedral for our capital city, Perth, which was rejected. It would have been beautiful, pretty unique and cost a lot less than the gothic one the clods decided on. It wasn't finally finished until a few years ago (they couldn't find the moolah)...and then with a modern-styled addition which makes the whole thing look like a bitsa! Duh!

Henry Scoggin on September 21, 2011

I agree with EagleHunter, What a beautiful Church!

And the dark wood ceiling against the lighter stone warms the heart. Like

jockswa on September 21, 2011

Many thanks Henry. This guy Hawes has become something of a hero to me. And I'm not Catholic.

InTheBush on September 26, 2011

Whew, FB :-)

jockswa on September 27, 2011

I hope that's a good whew and not a bad whew FS.

InTheBush on September 27, 2011

GOOD, Of course FB!!!!

jockswa on September 28, 2011

Thank you my dear, I am relieved. I've been a bit cheeky lately so I wasn't sure.

InTheBush on September 28, 2011

I like the cheeky you....If you annoy me I will retaliate with something appropriate :-)

jockswa on September 28, 2011

Onya girl, you're getting the skill!

Stojan Toshe Nikolov… on December 10, 2011

Very beautiful church interior & photo!!! Like!

I wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! All the best from Macedonia.

jockswa on December 11, 2011

Thank you kindly Stojan.

Richard Gregory 48 on February 9, 2013

Amazing interior design Jock and i have to say a well taken shot. Like..Regards Richard

jockswa on February 13, 2013

Thank ye sir! The guy who designed and built this back in the '20s had an interesting history. An Englishman..started out as a C of E churchman and converted to Catholicism. He came to WestOz and became a parish priest and monsignor in our mid-west, in a hot, dry climate which would have taxed him mightily. The area of his parish would shock you. I believe he got around aminly on horseback. He was a hands-on fellow who did most of the building work himself, and of course, all of the design; in short, a genius!

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  • Uploaded on September 20, 2011
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    by jockswa
    • Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2011/09/18 12:06:07
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