Friday 5 July 2019


Our Lady of Victories Basilica is a Catholic church located in the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell. Romanesque in style, it was designed by architect Augustus Andrew Fritsch (1866 – 1933) and was completed in 1918. It is one of five churches in Australia with minor basilica status. The current parish priest is Rev. Brendan Reed.

Our Lady of Victories occupies an imposing site in Burke Road and, in a city where most churches of the era are built in the Gothic Revival style, its simpler lines make it immediately recognisable and distinguishable. It has a distinctive copper-clad dome topped with a golden statue of the Virgin Mary holding the Christchild.

This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme,
and also part of the Friday Photo Journal meme.


  1. That church looks very peaceful. i wish I can visit Melbourne someday! It is literally on my bucket list :)

  2. That's a beauty. I like the way the copper dome has weathered to a greenish color.


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