Old Catholic Church

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception colloquially known as the Xuanwumen church was originally established in 1605, making it the oldest Catholic church in Beijing, the current building in the Baroque style dates from 1904.

Many thanks for your visits and comments. I will try to upload on a daily basis and while we are now staying in a hotel in Beijing and have Internet access I may not have time to catch up with my commenting on your captures.

For more information and to follow the progress of our time away I am maintaining a 'blog', if you are interested, here is a link http://2013cruise.travellerspoint.com/
Lovely. I really like the symmetry of it and how you have captured the tree with the nests in front of it. Nice shot.
posted April 5th, 2013  
Beautiful historical building!
posted April 5th, 2013  
this is beautiful Tony, I love old buildings.
posted April 5th, 2013  
I like the POV here. Nice capture of the nests in the trees. Hope you're enjoying your trip!
posted April 5th, 2013  
@witchyjacq @fauxtography365 Thank you, the POV was determined by the location. The church is enclosed by a tall wall and I had my back against it.

@mrssmith203 @winshez There are lots of old things here in China and the latest technology at the same time.
posted April 5th, 2013  
Very beautiful and interesting old building. It sounds like a wonderful trip.
posted April 6th, 2013  
Great looking old building
posted April 6th, 2013  
@vernabeth Thanks Beth, it has been most interesting and still a week to go.

@bkbinthecity One of very many ancient structures Brian.
posted April 6th, 2013  
What a great building... kind of traditional old church but definitely has a touch of the oriental about it. Do you know what the blank 'signs/screens' in front of it are for?
I hear what you're saying about such a mix of old and new... fascinating
posted April 6th, 2013  
@filsie65 I'm not certain but guess they are large TV screens to broadcast what's going on inside to those who can't get in. There were similar screens inside the church as well.
posted April 6th, 2013  
Beautiful shot of this cute church.
posted April 6th, 2013  
@sangwann Thanks Dione, not as old as yours but strange in that it is in China.
posted April 6th, 2013  
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