2011 Deck – Week 24


Earlier this week I saw a Facebook Note from a local Journalist, Neil Marks,  about the St Barnabas Church being sold, I always find it sad when any place of worship is sold, even more so when there is historic significance to the site (as is the case with most of them as they usually go back several generations).

Nikhil and I took a walk there hoping to find it open, we really wanted to get inside.  As it was closed, we settled for taking a few more photos of the exterior from outside the fence.  I went to the website of the National Trust of Guyana looking for more information on the site and found that there was pitiful little there.

St Barnabas Anglican Church, 2011

18 responses to “2011 Deck – Week 24

  1. I’ve said it before, but it’s worth saying again; as we slowly but inexorably destroy our architectural heritage people will have to start relying on our record to see what Georgetown once was.

    We do it now, everyone loves seeing those old photos of GT, pretty soon ours will be those old photos of GT that once was.

  2. It is sad – what will become of the building now? Nice photo, great sky to compliment the beautiful architecture. You will probably be the one to document history for the kids school books in the future.

  3. Great shot, I love the wide angle lens and the composition. It is sad to see something that has stood for so much be turned into a mere piece of property.

    Thanks for sharing this.

    • Thanks James, I grew up with the notion that “hallowed ground” was, well, hallowed/holy, so just the idea of it being used for purposes other than worship is weird to me :-)
      But to destroy something that is beautiful in its own right simply for “commerce” is terrible.

  4. Your photo would inspire anyone that cares about heritage to fight to protect this church. The dramatic angle and the radiating clouds pay appropriate tribute.

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