We went into town to go for a guided tour of St John's Anglican Cathedral with our camera club. It is terrible to admit that we have lived in Brisbane for 46 years and we have never been inside this beautiful building. However, it wasn't completed until 2009.The third Bishop of Brisbane, Bishop Webber had a vision to build a Cathedral in Brisbane. He engaged the architect John Loughborough Pearson, who had already designed the Turo Cathedral in Cornwall.The foundation stone was laid in 1901 and the building developed in three stages. 1906-1910, 1964-1968 and the final stage in 1989-2009. Most of the cathedral is built from local sandstone. The pink and lavender toned stone is called "Brisbane Tuff". After the guided tour we were let loose with our cameras. It was a magnificent cathedral with lots of interesting history, chapels and artefacts inside.
Some of the windows had been removed for restoration work.
There were no pews but sophisticated chairs, apparently the same as in Westminster Abbey.
Reflection in the font made from fossil rich stone.
A beautiful golden eagle reflects the colour of red carpet. I can't remember the significance of this eagle.