Sunday, 31 May 2015

A corner spot

Mosgiel Methodist Church

A traditional little church.
Wooden pews, arched windows.
A diminishing congregation with 
a pastor who looks after several small churches.
The building to the left of the church is their hall
from which the local foodbank is run.

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Friday, 29 May 2015

Gates and trees

The gate to the Christmas tree farm

Looking through the gate to another fence with either 
a small deer or a large goat behind it.
 Hard to tell as it stayed up there with it's back to me
 and wouldn't oblige with a photo shoot.

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Sunday, 24 May 2015

South Life Church

I thought over the next few weeks I would 
show you some of the churches in our town.
Some I will be able to get inside and others not.
Below is the first one. Just a street view.

South Life Church, Mosgiel.
I think this is the only Pentecostal church left in Mosgiel,
once upon a time there were several of them.
I'm pretty sure this church was purpose built
even though it looks like a converted dwelling place.
Another small but active congregation.

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Tiny toadstools

I was out walking when I saw these toadstools.
In fact I almost stepped on them, they are so tiny
as you can see by the blades of grass.

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Sunday, 17 May 2015

The kirk above the plain

East Taieri Church.

seen from the road

looking through the gate

the 2nd Presbytaerian parish in Otago
founded 1854

a nice blue main door

the bell tower to the right

over the fence to the left, the cemetery

This church serves the people of The Taieri Plain in Otago, New Zealand.
It is a nice church with a small but vibrant community.
Unfortunately on the day I went up the church itself was closed 
so I wasn't able to take any pictures inside.
Behind the church is a modern addition
consisting of office space and community rooms.
At the bottom of the hill is The Hub,
a youth centre also connected to the church.

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Sunday, 10 May 2015

Kinkaku-ji, Japan

Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto, Japan.
A Zen-Buddhist temple set in the middle
 of a small lake in ornamental gardens.
Apart from the monks, the Emporer of Japan
is the only person who enters here, just once a year.
The temple is quite spectacular to see as it is covered in gold leaf.
We were lucky enough to visit the gardens in 2008 when we were in Japan.

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Friday, 8 May 2015

Fences or rails?

I don't know whether you would class these as fences
 but they certainly are guide rails.
They keep the humans where they are supposed to be :)

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Monday, 4 May 2015

An historic church

St Luke's Anglican Church, Oamaru, New Zealand
Read a little more about St Luke's church here

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Saturday, 2 May 2015

Gentle surf

St Clair beach  Dunedin, NZ