In the day time, especially in summer this small church is swarming with tourists. It isn’t hard to see why. It sits on the shores of Lake Tekapo amongst the natural beauty of the lake and mountains of Mackenzie country. Tourists pile in by the coach load. At one point I saw three coaches outside at one point. This seems crazy when you consider there is hardly room inside for two dozen people. Taking the photograph at dusk meant I had the place to myself. Sadly, it was a cloudy night as I would like to have had some stars in my photograph. Maybe next time.
With it’s full name of The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Bath it is easy to see why this Anglican parish church in the city centre gets its name shortened down to simply Bath Abbey. The above photograph was taken just after 6am one sunny June morning. It was great to have the heart of Bath’s centre pretty much all to myself in this wonderful lighting, but difficult to get far enough back to capture the whole of this huge building.
Seen from the north west this is Salisbury Cathedral. Evidently I had been here before as a child, but I neither remember the first visit nor have photographic evidence. This Anglican cathedral has the tallest church spire in the UK at 123 metres (404 feet) and it also has the largest cathedral close in Britain at 80 acres. The main body of the church was built in 38 years and completed in 1258. It is well worth a visit if you are in Wiltshire and / or going to Stonehenge. I visited both in the same day.
The south west of England is somewhere I haven’t spent enough time with my camera, so I recently went on a three day road trip with the intention of photographing as much as possible. My first stop was the small village of Castle Combe in the north west of Wiltshire. On the left of the photograph above you can see the medieval St. Andrew’s Church and on the right is the fourteenth century Market Cross. I had only ever heard of the name of this village because it is home to the Castle Combe Circuit for motor racing. I drove past but wasn’t able to stop for photos of the track.