Sunday, 31 January 2016

St. Mark's, Green Island

St Mark's is the Anglican church 
in Green Island, Dunedin, NZ.


The tower was erected approx. two years
 ago, maybe a little more, and lights up at night and 
illuminates the crosses on four sides.


Easy access with the ramp up
 from the footpath to the glass doors.
Turn left into the church and straight ahead
 to a small hall and morning tea room.
A nice little church but closed this day.


Across the road is Peter Mann House, 
the offices of the Diocese of Dunedin. 
Peter Mann was bishop from 1976 - 1990.
Dunedin diocese covers a large portion of the
 South Island and takes in all of Otago and Southland.


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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Classic or vintage?

I'm a real fan of classic cars,
 not that I know anything about them. 
I just like the look of them.
We had a car show here last weekend,
 'Wings and Wheels' I think it was called,
held at the local aerodrome,
but we never got over to it because
 of other family things happening.
So when I saw this parked not far from 
where we live I rushed back with my camera.





I'm guessing it is a 1929 Chrysler, 
don't ask how I worked that out,
which would just about put it in
 the vintage range rather than classic.
Anyway, I hope you like it as much as I do.


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Sunday, 24 January 2016

Caversham Presbyterian






This is part of the Coastal Unity parish (or the Presbyterian equivalent). 
St Margaret's, Green Island is another one of the affiliated churches.
I like the coloured glass in the windows and think it must 
be quite a sight with the sun coming through them. 
The bottom snap is the church hall.
Caversham is one of the older parts of the city.

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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

'Tonka' trucks

Old and rusty but they were/are definitely treasures.




When my husband saw the pictures I put up last week
 he went out to his 'man cave' and found these. 
He thought there might be some interest in them.
They are a couple of toy Tonka trucks our son had 
as a kid - still with the dirt on them. 
They were well played with :)
I hope you enjoy.

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Saturday, 16 January 2016

Holy Trinity Port Chalmers

The last of my Port Chalmers churches. 
This one was open, unusually, so I went inside.


Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 
Port Chalmers, New Zealand.


Looking from the entrance toward the altar.


Choir stalls on left and altar with stained glass windows.


The stained glass windows on the back wall  near entrance.


The font, under the windows, with the Christmas tree.

Stained glass opposing windows on side walls.
As I was leaving I spotted this painting of the church 
just inside the door but unfortunately forgot to take down the name 
of the artist and can't quite make it out from the photo.

I wish I had thought to get snaps of the roof/ceiling
because it is really something worth taking a look at.
I have given you a little glimpse of the lower parts of it.
To find out a little more about this church you can go here.

Now here is a little bit of useless information 
(the sort of stuff that wins quizzes, my father would have said).
My husband tells me when he was growing up in Port there were 
six policemen, six churches and six pubs! 
Nowadays I think there is one permanent policeman, 
three churches and five pubs.

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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Antique die cast toys

 I took these photo's a year or so back.
 My son-in-law collects old toy cars and
I thought he might be interested in these die cast ones
we saw in a secondhand shop one day.
The photo's are not the best quality, sorry,
 but I thought they might be interesting.





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Sunday, 10 January 2016

St Mary's



A little Roman Catholic church on a hill.
St Mary Star of the Sea,
Port Chalmers, New Zealand.

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Sunday, 3 January 2016

Iona Church, Port Calmers

 Port Chalmers, New Zealand.

Iona Church taken from Flagstaff
The church is in the centre of the picture with the container port to the right 
and the townsip to the left. Mount Cargill is in the distance.



Taken from across the township, on the opposite hill, and zoomed.
South side of the church.


Taken with a mobile phone and zoomed and so it is blurred.
East side.

We didn't get over to go inside, sorry.
I believe there has been several million dollars spent on 
strengthening and earthquake proofing in recent years.

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