On 07 Dec we drove to St Bathans, a gold town established in 1863. (1) The mud brick Vulcan Hotel is fab! (2) Pipes took water to the workings. (3) Blue Lake was originally 120m Kildare Hill which was mined to a 68m deep pit dubbed the 'glory hole'. Mining ceased in 1934 when the... Continue Reading →
As we drove home Nigel made a stop at the fuel station in Clinton so I hopped out and wandered up the road to take a few photos of a church I like to keep an eye on. Something's afoot there but I don't know what - therefore I don't know the fate of the... Continue Reading →
The first church featured below had St Andrew's | "The Little Stone Church" printed on its sign board. The second stone church was located very near. Neither were open to enter but they were lovely to look at from the outside. I found them while walking to Old Cromwell Town, an historic precinct.. both churches... Continue Reading →
This lovely window detail caught my attention when we stopped to take a look at the Lovells Flat church, the gorgeous 1902 Presbyterian church that we managed to find our way to, on Sunday 16 October. Clutha District, New Zealand.
We've lived down south for years now and I never knew about a gorgeous rural church among farm fields at Lovells Flat! I spotted the steeple today while we were driving, and by returning to a gravel side road we'd just passed, we were able to make it to the church. This is a Presbyterian... Continue Reading →
Sunday here in New Zealand so I'm posting my church and cherry blossom photos I took at sunset yesterday here in Tapanui, further along our street. West Otago, New Zealand.
The Church of St. John The Evangelist is next door to 'The Vicarage' that featured in my last post. The two properties are side-by-side in the township of Milton, Clutha District, New Zealand. These photos were taken 25 March 2022, autumn in NZ. A beautiful day and we were on our way home from visiting... Continue Reading →
It's Sunday as I write this and I thought I'd post these shots of 'The Vicarage' that we took in Milton on our way home in autumn, 25 March 2022. There's a church next door, and a number of big trees are present on the two properties. Clutha District, New Zealand. Nigel took the 2nd... Continue Reading →
"Religious observances—I've often thought that's a wonderful word, observance. What's religious about it is that you're observant, you're keeping your ears, eyes and heart open for the presence of God." --Frederick Buechner The quote is from a 2002 article I read very recently in which the late Frederick Buechner was interviewed by Richard A. Kauffman... Continue Reading →
Photo selection from a visit on Christmas Day 2019 to a beautiful Catholic basilica in South Dunedin, two outside pics and two from inside. Redeveloped in the 2000s and officially re-opened 19 June 2016. I took several photos of stained glass windows although just one is shown below. They were made by the Munich firm... Continue Reading →
Christmas Day 2019 we visited a beautiful Catholic church in South Dunedin, St Patrick’s Basilica. The entrance is very welcoming. And note the use of Māori language as well as multi-language words of welcome. Dunedin, New Zealand. Some language information ~from Our Languages - Ō Tātou Reo "There are two official languages in Aotearoa New... Continue Reading →