25 Oct 2014

Restored Kaponga Church

This old church as been very tastefully restored by Paul and Pat Ekdahl. They now have it on their Junction Road property amidst a beautiful garden that they use to host weddings.

This Anglican church was built in 1901 on a site in Egmont Street, Kaponga. The architect was Mr Swan and it was built by Mr Robertson, a local tradesman. This is an archival photo of it from the 1920's.

Here's a few photos as well:

19 Oct 2014

Rainy Weather Sketching

The local sketchers made the call to sketch inside on this soggy morning so I've been practicing drawing plants today. 
(This is in the Fernery at Pukekura Park.)

Inside the Fernery

14 Oct 2014

This old church

This old church was just up the road from where I lived in Kaponga, south Taranaki.
It has been beautifully restored by Pat and Paul Ekdahl and is now on Junction Road New Plymouth. The quick sketch is probably more as I remember its condition rather than the wonderful presentation it now offers.  MLB

11 Oct 2014

Kaponga Church & Caddy Eldorado

The 1901Anglican St Marks Kaponga church was relocated to Junction Road and beautifully restored. A special setting for weddings with white blooming flowers surrounding.

Three stain glassed windows adorn the northern end.  St Mark flanked by St Peter and St Barnabus.

Paul also restores classic American cars.  Check out the teeth on this Caddy Eldorado convertible

Kaponga Church

Relocated Kaponga Church - beautifully restored by Paul and Pat Ekdahl and used for weddings

Sketched by Patricia

4 Oct 2014

Day at the Races

Mud Café Urenui

Day at the New Plymouth Races - including Jack Russell races

Race Day fans - three tattooists quenching their thirst
Jack Russell owners & trainers