Friday, 26 November 2010

New Zealand

I have very few New Zealand cards and had thought I'd posted them all on the blog, until I came across this one.  One thing in particular to notice on the card which shows, obviously, the cathedral, the river Avon, and the city trams, is the Chalice, a piece of modern sculpture which echoes and inverts the outline of the spire.  It's made up of 42 leaf patterns featuring native plants.

New Zealand has had its fair share of disasters this year.  In September this year there was an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale and during that the cathedral bells were heard ringing.  In Christchurch the damage was considerable.  It was all a result of a slippage on the edge of the Canterbury Plains and if you read between the lines on this blog, you will realise I live very near Canterbury in England. 

I heard today that there has been yet another explosion in the Pike River mine in New Zealand.  My heart goes out to the families and loved ones of the 29 miners who were killed in this week's disaster.

This is a post for Postcard Friday, which is hosted by Beth Niquette at The Best Hearts are Crunchy.

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  1. Christchurch looks a pretty place. Love the sculpture and of course the trams (what an interesting building in the background).

  2. Yes way too much disaster for such a lovely place. Everyone should continue to pray for the families of the miners.

  3. A beautiful place. I was so sad to hear the miners were not as fortunate as the Chilean miners. Thoughts & Prayers.


  4. That looks like an interesting sculpture.

  5. a great card and a timely post reminding us of a tragedy happening across the other side of the world...

    thanks for solving the artist mystery on my blog! you are a star indeed!

  6. Very beautiful card - New Zealand sounds like a lovely place. They have had more than their share of tragedies lately. You asked about RR#2 - that stands for Rural Route which was the address for people who lived outside of towns. For years, that was my parents address in the little village we lived in. Our address was R. R. #2 Chillicothe, Illinois which was the site of the post office. Sometimes they used RFD which I think was rural free delivery. Ancient history now! Carol

  7. I've always wanted to go to New Zealand. Such a beautiful place. My heart goes out to those miners and their families too.


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