Wedding Chapel, Lake Hayes, New Zealand

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (14)

bdeh on April 22, 2011

Great shot Ian, what a beautiful garden in front of the wedding chapel. Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on April 22, 2011

The story of the building of this chapel and the even more beautiful home nearby is a remarkable one. The female artist/painter (DaVella Gore) virtually accomplished all this on her own, driven by a vision. She acquired two old churches and some of the interior fittings from a third and assembled it all here and then directed the building to her designs. I don't think the local authority people believed she would accomplish what she proposed, but she succeeded. And WOW, just look at it.

Ian Stehbens on April 22, 2011

Thanks Berend. My note above indicates why it is even more marvellous than what greets one in the garden.


bdeh on April 22, 2011

Thanks for the information Ian. I like the pond very much. Greetings Berend

jeff_msn123 on April 22, 2011


Happy Easter!

Cheers from Hong Kong, Jeff

ƤōƝƓ on April 23, 2011

Lovely chapel! LIKEd

Ian Stehbens on April 23, 2011

Thanks Jeff. Easter greetings to you too. Perhaps we might call this an Easter Garden.


Ian Stehbens on April 23, 2011

Thanks very much, Ah-Pong. It certainly was a delightful place to be.

Warm regards,


Ahmet Bekir on April 23, 2011

So beautiful scenery and nice image Ian, liked of course my mate....wish you happy holidays and long and healthy life, Ahmet Bekir

Ghiocela on April 24, 2011

So beautiful garden and magic place, dear Ian! YS and Like! Friendly greetings, Simona

Ian Stehbens on April 27, 2011

Warmest greetings, Ahmet. Thanks you for your friendship, prayers and appreciation of this image.


Ian (at home again)

Ian Stehbens on April 27, 2011

Hello Simona. It is always wonderful to receive your joy - through your selection of such special images. Thank you. And warmest greetings from Brisbane.


Thanh Nguyen Tran on April 30, 2011

Beautiful place. L6 Greetings, nguyentran

Ian Stehbens on April 30, 2011

Thank you nguyentran. Sure is special to sit in the garden!


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