Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Christmas tea cup

This is a Fine Porcelain teacup designed by Angie Dennis
and made exclusively for sale in Farmers Dept stores.
The design is 'Pohutakawa'.
The Pohutakawa is also known as the New Zealand Christmas 
tree as it flowers over the summer period
 and is adorned with lovely red flowers. 

joining in with Martha at:
Tea Cup Tuesday

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Monday, 14 December 2015

Wedding chapel

 The wedding Chapel attached to one of the hotels in Te Anau.

Situated on the lakefront it has a beautiful view from the seats.
Not necessarily a place of worship, but who knows?
And it does have a steeple with a little spire :)
Or is it a belfry?

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Thursday, 3 December 2015

Lichen on old wood

I was interested in the lichen on the old wood 
and then realized I had a couple of fences in the shot.

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Sunday, 29 November 2015

Lakeside Church

We're still in Te Anau, at least with the churches.
In reality we're home again. Such is life.

Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 
Te Anau, New Zealand.

And sorry Tom, still no spires :)

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Thursday, 26 November 2015

Brown's cows maybe?

The herd leaders...

the middle...

and the stragglers...
heading for the milking shed.

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Good fences

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

An old locomotive parked up

Driving home at the weekend we came across this locomotive and carriages 
in the middle of nowhere. These photos are zoomed as there was a barrier 
so not too clear. There was no info but as there was a small museum nearby 
we are thinking they are still being prepared for public viewing.
The engine has 'Rogers' on the side. I think that is an old disused
 railway station mid right in the top picture.

Monday, 16 November 2015

St. Michael's

St. Michael and All Angels Anglican church, Te Anau, New Zealand.

I have been away at a conference 
and whilst I was conferencing
 my good man took some photos around town for me. 
So I will put up some of the churches over the next couple of weekends.

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Monday, 26 October 2015

Long Weekend...

...time to relax outside with a good
 book after a spot of gardening.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

St Margaret's

St Margaret's Presbyterian Church,
 Green Island, Dunedin,New Zealand.

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Sunday, 20 September 2015

Amana Christian School

Amana Christian School is a small private school
 housed in what was once the Mosgiel Baptist Church and hall. 
The church has been closed for between 15 and 20 years now,
 the small and aging congregation were unable 
to sustain a parish any longer with no new members coming on.
Apart from a new coat of paint and the sign, the church building
 looks exactly as it did when being used for worship.

joining with:
inSPIREd Sunday
and Theresa at:
Good fences

Sunday, 6 September 2015

The Monkey Bar

and you can go to a link about it here.
From the outside it looks to have some very nice stained glass.


Unfortunately it is now a student bar known as the Monkey Bar.

Sorry, not very good snaps, 
taken through the front windscreen while we were stopped at the lights.

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inSPIREd Sunday

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Spring is coming...

The jonquils have been flowering all winter...

...but these buds are a promise of spring.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Gentle surf

St Clair beach  Dunedin, NZ