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Rectory – Holy Trinity Cathedral

A continuation from last week’s post about the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Wangaratta, this is the rectory that sits beside it. Had a nice door in its own right so thought it deserved a separate post. Enjoy!

Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – April 5, 2018

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Holy Trinity Cathedral

It is fitting that with Easter this weekend, my Thursday Doors for today come from the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Wangaratta. I have included photos of both the exterior and interior, which you can see is set up from Palm Sunday. The beautiful stone of this cathedral comes from a local quarry that is now disused, but is incorporated into one of my favourite local bush walks, The Sunrise Track.

Enjoy and Happy Easter!

Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – March 29, 2018

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The River Gang

Brassy sunlight streams through the trees. The trail is bracing and I can see my breath stretching in front of me, as if leading the way.

I bask in the sounds of nature and listen to the early morning bird song as I walk. Magpies mainly. They are warbling and gargling their happy tunes. It lifts my heart.

I round a bend in the track and I catch myself thinking how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful part of Australia. Rural enough to have a bush walk on my doorstep any day I please, but country town enough to not want for anything.

I cross the swing bridge and stare into the almost perfect mirror image reflected by the still waters of the Ovens River. The calm, glass-like water soothing my busy mind.

About a kilometre into the walk, is the rail bridge. Every time I do this walk it is always striking – a juxtaposition of steel and technology against the backdrop of green gum trees. Pylons plunging their fingers into the muddy water below. Its red metal skin screaming, “Look at me”. And I do. Every time. It draws my eye and distracts me from the nature I’ve come to see.

Today, for the first time, I notice some graffiti. Someone has spray painted RIVER GANG along the side of one of the girders. I feel curious about who they might be. Who is the ‘river gang’ ? What’s their purpose? Why did they feel it necessary to declare their presence in this otherwise, tranquil, isolated place?

As I draw closer, I see more graffiti, scribbling and scrawling, demanding a reaction. I could feel sad. I could become enraged about this blemish on our trail. However, I find it ironic that despite their attempted destruction, I can still find the beauty.

By Sarah ©2017

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Prompt: Daily Post Daily Prompt, Word: brassy; and also, Mind Love Misery’s Menagerie, Saturday’s Mix 3rd June 2017