15 Sep 2014

Port Arthur - Church

 

This is a beautiful building. Said to be on the hill so that when the prisoner would work they would feel like they are the lowest of low and need to work to become a a man of God again. 

It would hold more than 1100 people at one time. It was compulsory for all convicts at attend. 

Much of the decorative stonework and joinery in the church building was crafted by the hands of prisoner boys.

As much as this was a church for convicts you feel calm and at peace when you walk thru. I could lay on the grass inside the ruins and just relax and get lost.. 

Absolutely stunning place.


                      

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