Tuesday, July 17, 2012



 Christchurch cathedral

 Lakes Alexandra and Tekapo taken from Mt John observatory on a misty afternoon. 
Mt John is a designated international dark sky preserve.

 Lake Tekapo, the following day. 

Taken from the car on the road to Dunedin, near Twizel.

As you can see I've had a few days away in the South Island - flying to Christchurch and then driving to Dunedin via Lake Tekapo. It's the first time I've been back to Christchurch since the earthquakes and it was quite a shock to see the damage to the city centre and also to Lyttelton. We were lucky to go to a Lawrence Arabia concert held in the beautiful old wooden St Michaels and All Angels church built in 1871 and now probably one of Christchurch's oldest buildings left standing.

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