Sunday, July 07, 2013

Powershot Sunday - St. Stephen’s Church, Ooty

St. Stephen's Church, Ooty

“St. Stephen's Church in Ooty is one of the oldest churches in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. Stephen Rumbold Lushington, the then Governor of Madras, who keenly felt the need for a church in Ooty exclusively for the British, laid the foundation for the church on April 23, 1829, to coincide with the birthday of King George IV. St. Stephen's Church, consecrated by John Matthias Turner, Bishop of Calcutta, on November 5, 1830 was opened to the public communion on Easter Sunday of April 3, 1831. It came under the Church of South India in 1947.” - Source Wikipedia.

Footnote:

The picture was taken in 2011 during one of my visit to Nilgiris and I haven’t gone inside the church, but just shot it while waiting at Ooty collector’s office parking lot to get permission to drive through Avalanche forest. St Stephen’s Church is on the road to Mysore from Charring Cross.

16 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

You know, that might be the most beautiful church I've ever seen in my life...

TexWisGirl said...

gosh, jeevan, that is just beautiful!

Indrani said...

This is fantastic!

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous church, Jeevan. Hope you get to go inside someday.

Hugs,
Betsy

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

Such a beautiful click!

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Superb! Memories of home on a Monday morning are messages sent from heaven ;-)

Rajesh said...

Great shot of the church. I have been to this place recently.

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

beautiful church...

nice capture...

thanks

Rahul Bhatia said...

Anyone who has visited Ooty will not forget this church:)

Destination Infinity said...

Looks neat - The painting and all. And what a locality! :)

Destination Infinity

George said...

This is a beautiful church. You've captured it very well.

A S said...

Thats a really beautiful church!

A S said...

Thats a really beautiful church!

Pattu Raj said...

A beautiful photograph ! Thanks for sharing.

Meoww said...

Thats a wonderful shot! Jeevan! And the church looks extraordinary!

P V Ariel said...

Good catch Jeevan. But sad to note that you couldn,t get in. Best.