|Neil Dawson 'CHALICE', Cathedral Square, Christchurch|
We in Australia are incredibly shocked and saddened by the recent events in Christchurch, New Zealand.
That this deed of such horror and devastation towards fellow human beings, was perpetrated by one of our Australian citizens, one who comes from a town only a few hundred kilometres away, shakes me to the core.
We all pray for those fifty peaceful folk who were taken while at prayer last Friday, and for the survivors and families whose lives are changed forever.
These photos of Christchurch were taken when the Red Cardinals visited Christchurch in 2011, shortly before I began my blog. A month later Christchurch was devastated by an earthquake - and now that beautiful city suffers again.
Weeping willows along the Avon river which winds through the city...
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa sings the Maori love song Pokarekare Ana, with images of the beautiful country of our cousins across the Tasman Sea.
May they rest in Peace.