Thursday, April 19, 2012


Lake Tekapo is second-largest of three roughly parallel lakes running north–south along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island of New Zealand, but this is an official card from Australia. The card shows the Church of the Good Shepherd.

Photo by: Andrew Fear

AU-194220, sent by Aijing.

Situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo is the Church of the Good Shepherd, which, in 1935, was the first church built in the Mackenzie Basin. The church at Lake Tekapo was designed by Christchurch architect R.S.D. Harman, based on sketches by a local artist, Esther Hope. The church is arguably one of the most photographed in New Zealand, and features an altar window that frames stunning views of the lake and mountains. - in: wikipedia

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