Category Archives: buildings in progress

June 2017 update on the new Portsmouth church

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June 2017  : windows and doors completed

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façade facing West with window depicting the DESCENDING DOVE, the two patron saints and the beautifully carved entrance doors in local red wood

PTH door designed bybeautiful stained glass windows PTH church

 

March 31, 2017: The spire with the cross of the Roseau Cathedral has been removed.

As the roof renovation works on the Roseau Cathedral progress, the cross and the timber posts on the bell tower were removed to be replaced with new materials.

I have always wanted to know more about the cross on top of the steeple.  It was unclear from documents who installed it and how tall it is.

What we found was both fascinating and somewhat disappointing and I will tell you more about this cross in an article, which will be posted on   https://bernardlauw.wordpress.com

Below is my photograph of the cross. The detailing is fascinating.

Cathedral crucifix on steeple March 2017

remove Roseau Cathedral spire in progress March 2017

March 28,  2017 : the cross at the top of the Roseau Cathedral is removed

removal of Roseau Cathedral in progress 29 March 2017

March 29, 2017   the removal of timber posts continues

Roseau cathedral steeple removed March 31 2017

March 31, 2017 : the  bell tower without spire

ROSEAU CATHEDRAL : update on the roofing works on March 17, 2017

Cathedral valley in progress March 17 2017

valley works in progress at the Roseau Cathedral,

picture taken by Bernard Lauwyck on March 17, 2017

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MORE ARTICLES ON THE ROSEAU CATHEDRAL on http://www.avirtualdominica.com/project/the-roseau-cathedral/

March 2017 : progress at the Roseau Cathedral

The contractors ACE engineering Ltd started the roof covering works on January 4, 2017.

First they uncovered the main steeple .to investigate its condition.p1210574

Then they started the covering of the main roof.

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As you can see on the photograph, a good part of the main roof section has been covered.