Saturday, April 25, 2015

inSPIREd Sunday


Sally and Beth host inSPIREd Sunday!

March 2015 - Coober Pedy Australia

Highlights of our day in Coober Pedy.

As mentioned in that post Coober Pedy is renowned for its below-ground residences, called "dugouts", which are built due to the scorching daytime heat. The name "Coober Pedy" comes from the local Aboriginal term kupa-piti, which means "white man's hole".



 The Serbian Orthodox Church is the town's largest and most impressive underground church, with intricate rock-wall carvings and a gorgeous vaulted ceiling






The window that appears ground level on the outside actually soars 20 feet over the church within.






















7 comments:

  1. Exquisitely beautiful inside... and a church underground. Who'd have thought?

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  2. neat-o!! i bet it is just fine in an earthquake or other mishap ... wouldn't ya think? ( :

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  3. Now this is one interesting church! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  4. Wow, what a wonderful church. Impressive.

    Diana
    http://adifferentlenslens365.blogspot.co.nz/2015/04/a-seaside-chapel.html

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  5. Wow! Not that is an interesting and unusual church! What a lot of work must have gone into digging all that out!!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  6. O Wow, they dug the church out of the rock. That was some task. Looks well worth the $5 to give to see the church

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