Fig at Lambeth

Today the Bishops at the 2022 Lambeth Conference are visiting Lambeth Palace in London where the focus of their work will be on the Environment. We visited Lambeth Palace in 2010 and Nigel photographed a huge sprawling fig tree by the Great Hall.. and I've just found the fig tree was planted in 1556! White Marseilles fig tree.

Wonderland ~02

This is the 'old' end of Wonderland where the Wonderland garden path joins a side path that runs parallel to Oamaru Creek (the creek is down the bank behind me). One of the paths become the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail ~goes all the way to Aoraki/Mt Cook. An inscription under one of the trees... Continue Reading →

Wonderland ~01

When we arrived in Oamaru and wandered through the public gardens I spotted a moon gate off to the side and was drawn to it. "This part of the gardens known as Wonderland was officially opened by Sir Leonard Wright on October 31st 1959" ~inscription at the top of the gate. I was pretty taken... Continue Reading →

St Patrick’s Basilica

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 →

Mercy Parish

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 →

Ranfurly Station

Photos of the railway station in the town of Ranfurly in Central Otago, New Zealand taken 12 March 2022. In one of the photos you'll see plenty of bike racks ~although no trains arrive anymore, many cyclists enjoy a refreshment stop here while doing the extremely popular Central Otago Rail Trail. Click on any photo... Continue Reading →

Art Deco 02

"The Centennial Milk Bar is the iconic art deco building in Ranfurly. In its heyday it was a bustling place serving hungry passengers from the trains and afternoon teas and icecreams to the locals." ~from centralotagonz.com || Continuing Art Deco 01 that I posted yesterday, this is the main building that fronts the back yard... Continue Reading →

Art Deco 01

Ranfurly, Central Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken 12 and 13 March 2022. Painting signature: 'Anne Neilson 05'; and an art deco gate across the street - the back yard of a fabulously restored art deco building. New Zealand. I'll show you the photos of the main building in a separate post, it's a beauty! Text... Continue Reading →

Catholic Church, Ranfurly

Ranfurly Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Central Otago, New Zealand. 12 March 2022. As we headed out of town in the evening we found a gorgeous Catholic Church on the edge of town. We stopped and spent ages wandering around the church, admiring the beauty of the building and taking photos. As the sun sunk lower... Continue Reading →

Easter Meditation

This is a meditation for Easter that I've put together using four photos and words beginning with the letter 'L'. The first two photos are mine, the third arrived in my twitter feed yesterday, the last was in Ann Mackay's blogpost last Sunday NZ-time. Photos by others are used here with their permission. Click on... Continue Reading →

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