Friday, February 28, 2014

FSO - Stained glass

There must be some stained glass somewhere in town but every time I tried to think where I might find some, I came up blank.   But I do have heaps in my archives.  They aren't big and  grand, most of them are quite simple and suit perfectly the simple little wooden churches they adorn.  They aren't literally in my town but all are in Northland, the province in which I live. 

I think the Anglican Church at Awanui is the northern most church I have photographed.  Come to think of it, there must be some in the tiny settlements further north, I must go north again and see if I can find them.  I'm going north next week but maybe not that far. 

 Anglican Church, Awanui

In some of the small rural churches in the north, there is a lovely mix of Maori and European influences.   St Peters, Punguru is, I think, the best example of this.


I love the blues and greens in this church window at Rangi Point.  It reflects perfectly the colours of its environment, sitting as it does right on the banks of the Hokianga Harbour.


And finally, the lovely little window of the smallest church in New Zealand near Te Kopuru.


That was a neat topic.  I'm looking forward to having a look at the submissions from the rest of the FSO group here.

13 comments:

  1. Certainly no shortages of churches and stained glass in Northland. I certainly remember The first one because it had the letter from the 'pilgrim' in the porch. The second one seems familiar - did we have a picnic there? The third one I feel I aught to know too. Oh dear. So many and so much to remember.

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  2. I like the second last one best.

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  3. I remember stained glass at the museum in England and by the end of the day I was a bit tired of looking at it. It is so lovely, though. I do love that blue and green one.

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  4. I do like the blue and green one - very elegant and nice balance of color.

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  5. I love how unique these selections are. And that little church with a big stained glass window. So cute!

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  6. The little church with the sg windows is magical. Loved your previous post of your trip. I am trying to catch up with your trip.

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  7. Those little wooden churches proudly displaying their grand windows are so delightful. And so photogenic. That last one could easily be a picture post card.

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  8. Pauline, hope your weekends was full of fun with your family. Loved the first and last photos. the last probably my favorite. I used to love to take photos of the small simple churches in Brasil. very seldom did they have stained glass though. really really poor churches with big hearts.

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  9. A lovely, simple and bright collection. I love the tiny church.

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  10. I like that fallen tree trunk in the last photo.

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