Sunday, 9 October 2016

The Unfinished Church | Another Cloudy Day Adventure

Seemingly the ruins of an ancient time, this is one of the more 'modern' structures on the island.

Located in the town of St. George's on the upper eastern tip of the islands of Bermuda, the Unfinished Church stands as an elegant landmark. It's construction began in 1874 on the site of the previous Governor's House which at the time was abandoned and dilapidated.  
Meant to replace another church which had fallen into a serious state of disrepair after considered to be damaged beyond repair by a storm, construction was abandoned in 1899 due to combination of mixed support for it's completion, lack of funding and ironically, storm damage.  And so the Gothic design of William Hay of Edinburgh, the architect, stands today, proudly perched atop its hill overlooking the town of St. George's.  
The building was open to the public until 2010 when it was closed.  It was briefly opened at the beginning of 2013 only to close shortly after, for safety of its visitors.  The roofless structure is now inaccessible, due to weathering and vandalism.  However, you can admire it from the grounds.
The Unfinished Church is an extremely popular tourist attraction on the island, and you can see why.  It is managed by the Bermuda National Trust, and has been a prime location for weddings.  
Could you imagine a wedding here?! 
Where is this guy to take pictures at MY wedding?? Not that there's one soon or anything
From the petals scattered on the grass I assume I had just missed quite an incredible spectacle the day before.  OH, to have been an invited guest, 
or uninvited if I just happened to be the right place at the right time ;)
Even on a cloudy day, it doesn't disappoint.


Aren't the prettiest things always those you least expect?

~ Josie Jo ~


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