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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

wordless wednesday

built in 1894, Raukokore Church is one of the most photographed churches in New Zealand, flanked on three sides by the sea in Waihau Bay on the East Cape. inside, a sign announces to visitors, "forgive the smell under the baptismal font, a family of penguins has made it their home and the mother penguin is feeding them fish."

15 comments:

Paula Clare said...

Wow...what an AMAZINGLY blue sky! The church is gorgeous! I have a "thing" about church steeples and church doors...I shall keep this photo and add it to my collection...until I can get to Wellington and take the photo myself!

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect catch for Wordless! Mine's up too hope you can drop by.. Happy WW!

CK-II said...

A nice church structure indeed. Happy WW! :)

scrappysue said...

paula - the church is a 9+ hour drive from here (nr where we camp) but you can still go see it when you come ok!?!

Daryl said...

Lovely shot ...

:-Daryl

Rob Monroe said...

Great shot - I love the colors you got!

Jaina said...

What a cool picture, that sounds like a neat church. Thanks for stopping by earlier, I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog.

Kelly said...

That's a pretty picture! Check mine out at:
http://timkellyjenna.blogspot.com/2008/07/wordless-wednesday-my-view-from-top-one.html

CrazyCow said...

Beautiful pic. Love the story - live an let live, even if it is inside your church - just the way it should be.

Kristi Smith said...

That is a tiny little church, is it really used as a church??? Or do just the penguins thank their blessings there?

gigi said...

That's cute. Does it really stink? Do they use it for services? You really did capture some beautiful color!

scrappysue said...

kristi and gigi - i'm pretty sure it's not used for services anymore, but i'm not entirely sure! maybe for funerals of locals, and as for the smell - i couldn't smell anything!!!

Jenelle said...

Such a blue sky! Penguins live in the church? How funny! That could liven up the sermons. :) Thanks for stopping by my place!

Jonny's Mommy said...

This photo is gorgeous. I took one of a church in the middle of nowhere one time and it came out similar to this, but this one is awesome!

newdae said...

That is one amazing looking place! What a beautiful capture!