Monday, December 22, 2014

St. Stephen's Church, Ooty

This church in Ooty is located on the road towards Mysore. It is one of the oldest church in the district.  



The construction of this 19th century church was initiated by the then Governor of Madras Stephen Rumbold Lushington. The foundation for the same was laid in 1829.



Unfortunately the gates of the church were closed when we visited it and had to satisfy ourselves only with external views.

38 comments:

Cloudia said...

Little churches such as this were built in Victoria's day all around the world. I have seen such on tiny islands in the Caribbean and in Hawaii too. . . .

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Al said...

That's a very pretty church in a lovely setting.

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Muza-chan said...

Beautiful...

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful photos

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Beautiful church ! Have seen this many times on Ooty trips !

Jeevan said...

Beautiful captures with the church and fog ambiance! I too wish to be inside the premises at least even if can’t climb inner.

Andrew Fulton said...

What a fantastic building... many thanks for sharing.

Fun60 said...

How interesting to see photos of a church rather than a temple from India.

Ileana said...

Beautiful church! Have a nice day!

joshidaniel.com said...

looks great and seems to be located is a cool place :)

Karen Hayward-King said...

What a grand old church. Such a pity you couldn't take shots inside..

Photo Cache said...

Too bad the church was closed that day when you came. I believe that churches should always be open.

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Felicia said...

its a lovely church.

Merry Christmas.

Penelope Puddlisms said...

What a lovely church. Sorry to hear it was closed during your visit. It seems that a place of worship should be open at all times. :)

krishna said...

nice photograph!

Mama Zen said...

Lovely!

alicesg said...

Very nice photo of the church. Hope you have an enjoyable time during Christmas.

ladyfi said...

This is fabulous!

mumbaiiteanu said...

Very beautiful photo of the church.
Merry Christmas!!!

R Niranjan Das said...

It is a lovely little church.

Birgitta said...

What a beautiful church! Great photos! Merry Christmas!

George said...

This is a beautiful church. It's too bad you couldn't see the interior.

Leovi Leovi said...

Excellent picture, I love this building, delicateness!

Roger Owen Green said...

merry Xmas to you!

ROG, ABCW

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely church ~ great shots!

artmusedog and carol

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Looks quite positively modern compared to most of your religious buildings (and I bet it is not as beautiful inside as they are.)

Trubes said...

Wonderful church and striking pictures.


Best wishes for Christmas
and the New Year.

Di.x

Reader Wil said...

What a simple and sober building compared to the rich decorations of the Indian temples. Thank you for showing.
Happy week and a great beginning next week!
Wil, ABCW Team

Laura said...

So beautiful! Wishing you much joy in this season of love.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I have to laugh when I read the oldest building when I think about the temples. :-) Merry Christmas!

bettyl-NZ said...

This is quite an impressive church. I love all the spires.

Ileana said...

Lovely photos! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Hope your holidays are filled with joy—and rubies!

One Red Star

Yogi Saraswat said...

its a lovely church. Not looking so old as you mentioned !!

sahithya sridhar said...

good pic!

Somali K Chakrabarti said...

Very picturesque church.

D.Nambiar said...

St. Stephen's!!
It used to be a sight I saw quite often for many, many years. I'm all nostalgic now. :)

Thank you for this picture, Rajesh.:)