Rose Tympanum, St Patrick’s Basilica, Fremantle, Western Australia


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Rose Tympanum, St Patrick’s Basilica, Fremantle, Western Australia


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A close-up view of the decorative blind tracery in the shape of a rose on the tympanum of the Basilica of St Patrick’s main entrance doorway. Ornate and detailed tracery was a common feature of gothic architecture.

About St Patrick’s Basilica:

St Patrick’s Basilica is a Roman Catholic Church located in Fremantle, Western Australia. It was designed by Adelaide architect Michael Cavanagh and constructed from local limestone and Sydney freestone in a Federation Gothic style. The church was commissioned by Thomas Ryan OMI as a place of worship for Oblates of Mary Immaculate, who had arrived in Fremantle in 1894 as missionaries. It was completed and consecrated in June 1900. A presbytery was also built on the site in 1916. The Vatican issued St Patrick’s with the status of a minor basilica in 1994.


McEwan, Joanne


04 February 2011


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