In this week’s City Scenes, we go inside rather than outside, peeking inside the iconic St. Francis Xavier Cathedral.
Captured by Robert Booth, this photo was taken inside the dome of the cathedral – the third part of the church’s construction phase – completed and inaugurated in August 1938.
The building, designed by famed priest architect Monsignor John Hawes, was his largest and most impressive design. Mr. Booth took a liking to the artistic style of the architect.
“The interior of this cathedral is unique, I have never seen such colors inside a church before. The stripes really make an impact and look beautiful alongside the beautiful local wood and stained glass,” said he declared.
From Margaret River, Mr. Booth and his wife, Deb, have lived in town for 12 months.
Ms. Booth helps out at Geraldton Regional Hospital while Mr. Booth is a semi-retired engineering project manager with a passion for photography.
“She recently retrained as a nurse and has named Geraldton as her favorite place to work her graduate year,” Mr Booth said.
“I love taking photos in town because there are so many photo opportunities – from the beaches to the harbor – and the spectacular sunsets.
“We are really enjoying our time here. The climate is superb and we cannot believe that we still bathe regularly in the middle of winter.
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