Friday, April 5, 2013

FSO - Books

I picked up an old bible in lovely little St Joseph's Anglican Church in Awanui.  The church is right beside SH1, was unlocked and sitting on the pulpit were two very old bibles.  I can't believe they weren't behind glass somewhere.  Can you read the date it was presented to the Awanui Maori Church?  May 2nd, 1887.

It opened itself at a marked page.  I haven't the faintest idea what it said, it was written in Maori.

Thanks to my travel companion, GB for taking those photos for me after my battery died.  We found this collection of old books at Mangungu Mission on our annual excursion north last year.

Who doesn't like to snuggle up under a blanket with a book?  Coffee close to hand.   On a cold day.  Or, if you feel like it, even on a warm day.  The day was warm when I found this lady sitting with a book beside the river in town.  Maybe she wasn't well!  To me she depicted the comfort of a book.

I have a feeling the FSO guys (who will be here) are going to have some great shots on this theme.  Glad I'm not doing the Spotlights.  Have fun with that, Peggy.


  1. she isn't reading Pauline she is trying to avoid sliding off the bench.
    Have a good weekend.

  2. Looks like we both featured our holy book this week, love that first shot.

  3. A deja vu moment or two there Pauline!

  4. What a great find in that church. How cool. The lady with the book looks so iconic, I just can't imagine the bench being very comfortable.

  5. wonderful shots Pauline. love the first one and the last two best for me. I can look at the person on the bench reading and just wondering what her story is. good shot!

  6. Thanks for reminding me I am spotlighter now I cannot pick any of my shot.LOL Love the shelf shot. I am surprised someone hadn't stolen that Bible. How about that Adrian's comment.LOL

  7. I didn’t know the Maori language had letters? Or are these Latin letters reproducing Maori words? Interesting.

    As for your comment on my post: “naughty Pauline, have your wrists slapped!"

  8. I love to look at old books. They are priceless to have survived through the years.

  9. I love old books - the heft, the real cloth covers. When we used to go to farm auctions we couldn't leave a bible - bought them and gave them away. I remember that there was on particular auctioneer who would never sell a bible, but would give it away.

  10. WOW! I love seeing old dates in books!

  11. wow! What an old bible. It's a wonder it has lasted this long in those conditions.

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  15. Wonderful pictures for the Books theme!


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