Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Cargill Monument



Monument built to the memory of William Cargill,
 leader of the Free Church migration to Otago, New Zealand,
 and first superintendent of the province.

13 comments:

  1. At first I thought that this was a steeple that had lost its church. A might tall memorial, William Cargill must have been an important man. Thanks Diana for sharing this week and I hope to see more kiwi treasures in the future.

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  2. A great nice tower.
    Greetings from Germany

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  3. look great it issimilar which I have seen in England

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  4. Stunning architecture in the monument!! I love all of the ornate details in it.

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  5. Very much like a steeple that missed being placed up high. Is that a fountain basin at the base?

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    1. Yes, though they are not in use. Drinking fountains were included in the original design.

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  6. That's a very beautiful monument, very ornate and lovely. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  7. Wow that's some momument. Very intricate details on it.

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  8. I love all the intricate sculpture on the memorial monument. It seems like I saw one similar to this in Oxford. It looks like you can go inside. I bet that would be interesting.

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  9. Tom's comment made me laugh.
    Very interesting monument.
    I like it.
    :0)

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  10. What a gorgeous monument...I always think of what talent it took to creat/build/make something like this.

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A parson bird

 or as it is more commonly known, a Tui. Spring is here and so are the birds.