Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

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    Perhaps the most photographed church in New Zealand this church is a memorial to the pioneers of the Mackenzie Country. Standing on the shore of Lake Tekapo it's surroundings have been left in their natural state covered with matagouri, tussock and rock. For years church services were held at the various station homesteads in the Mackenzie Country. In 1933 some residents wrote the Anglican Vestry, Reverend W.E.D. Davies, asking for a church to be built and backed their suggestion with generous promises of money and land. Mr George Murray of Braemar Station, donated the land and the foundation stone was laid by the Duke of Gloucester in January 1935. Seven months later the church was dedicated. Built to last from lakeside stone and oak it has clear plate glass window to allow a view of the stunningly blue lake which can just be seen in this shot.

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    1. Patxi64 70 months ago | reply

      This is an excellent shot!

      Seen at the group:
      Super best shots on flickr**

    2. Lincolnian (Brian) 70 months ago | reply

      Thanks for stopping by, for comment and fave, appreciated Francis.

    3. 69 months ago | reply

      great picture !!
      I invite you to visit my photostream
      An old restyled wolf

    4. Lincolnian (Brian) 68 months ago | reply

      Thanks for stopping by and comment The Hamperium, appreciated.

    5. Onlyice 67 months ago | reply

      I love this photo... If you excuse me, I will put in my wallpaper... :) Very nice....


    6. Lincolnian (Brian) 67 months ago | reply

      Thanks for stopping by Guilherme, please feel free to use it and if you need a larger version please let me know although it may be a few days before I can get round to digging it out of the archives.

    7. © Kiwie's Corner [deleted] 61 months ago | reply

      I've seen this area so many times in Picture ! Wonderful ! I'd love to see this with my own eyes !

    8. Lincolnian (Brian) 61 months ago | reply

      Thanks for stopping by Kathleen, and for your comments, appreciated. If the opportunity occurs New Zealand is well worth a visit.

    9. Preachin Johnny B 60 months ago | reply

      Hi! I'm also from Lincoln and have been here on a similarly beautiful day. Thanks for the background info - I'd lost it.

    10. Lincolnian (Brian) 60 months ago | reply

      Thanks for stopping by John and for commenting, appreciated. How quickly the year has passed since we were there.

    11. WP08 56 months ago | reply

      Even after 11 years I can still remember the amazing view from that church, this shot brings back great memories.

    12. Lincolnian (Brian) 56 months ago | reply

      Thanks for stopping by and for commenting WP08, appreciated. A visit is a must for anyone visiting NZ.

    13. melenama 56 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called New Zealand by tips4travels, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. Lincolnian (Brian) 56 months ago | reply

      Thanks for stopping by melenama and for the invite, appreciated.

    15. Valerie Fujita 53 months ago | reply

      Wonderful landscape!

      This photo is a good sample in the flickr. It is awarded the flickr Award!

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    16. Lincolnian (Brian) 53 months ago | reply

      Thanks fro stopping by and for commenting Valerie, appreciated.

    17. Dieter WW 47 months ago | reply

      beautiful photo - fantastic colours

    18. Lincolnian (Brian) 47 months ago | reply

      Thanks Dieter, it's a lovely place.

    19. John H Bowman 34 months ago | reply

      Terrific image! Beautiful stone church, and what a wonderful setting!

    20. Lincolnian (Brian) 34 months ago | reply

      Thanks for stopping by John and for commenting, appreciated.

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