Too bloody muggy today for walkies. There's a storm promised and I'm hoping the bastard breaks long and loud and right overhead. In lieu of walkies photos here's some I took a while back.
St John's one of the biggest churches on the Peninsula. It's on the corner of Victoria Road on Blackwall Road, right across from Deepwater shops and the RTA (Road Traffic Authority). Past St John's the houses start, Woy Woy township is only four blocks wide and two blocks deep.
The NSW Heritage Office has it down as "Simple Federation Gothic" and the "only brick church building of the early twentieth century in the Woy Woy area. Blessed and opened by Archbishop Kelly in 1914 ... Together with the associated school, it forms part of a complex of buildings."
The school buildings are the creamy yellow ones you can see on the left and right sides of the photo and there's one more double-storey one.
On the big version you can see a patched crack on the right from the window up to the eaves and an unpatched one on the left. You can see bits of mortar missing here and there all over it too.
Lovely simple door with a flat arch over it. Very nice. This is the main door and there's the usual vestibule inside then the church proper. Nipped in once between services to have a gander. It's simply decorated inside, nothing fancy. There were some peeps praying or summat so I didn't fire off my camera.
Three of the six buildings making up the church complex. The one in the foreground is a school building, the two-storey one might also be a school building or it could be an office. The one behind it looked like it was used for storage or something and behind it there was a bike shed I swear they copied from my primary school. And that's the side of the church on the left edge of the picture.
The two-storey place I'm not sure about. Could be fifties. The roof and the wee awning on the front window fit into the fifties, the windows (bar the front window) look like they were leftovers from the other buildings and the door I think might be fifties.
The two-storey, possibly fifties building. The eaves are fibro, which was very popular in the fifties. The side of the building in the foreground looks like aluminium cladding painted over and the other two walls are either painted cladding or wood. The railing and posts are 1980s.
The building in the middle had a musty, seldom-used look about it. Used for storage perhaps. The shed on the left is actually a loo but is pretty much identical to the bike shed at my primary school and evokes many memories of sheltering in it from the rain in winter and the big kids disappearing behind it for a smoke at Little Lunch.
The back of the building below.
The front of the building above. Love the simple wooden trim. This building looks like the oldest of the school buildings and it could really use some maintenance.
It's raining at last. Not much but enough to kill off the effing humidity. It's cool enough for walkies now but I gotta stay home and make this place look decent. Real estate agents coming for an inspection tomorrow and it looks like a Home for Indigent Wildebeests.