Jerusalem Again.

When in Jerusalem N Z a week or so ago I had several attempts at photographing this church. Took, don’t like that word, if I were ever a photography
teacher I would be tempted to ban it. Luckily I am not.
Of the 5 or 6 strikes I had at the subject this I think is the tightest.
I notice my shadow in the foreground. In photography of the 60’s and 70’s this was
almost a signature eg Gary Winogrand.


A few days ago I stayed at Jerusalem, about about an
hour and a quarter’s drive inland from Wanganui.
Jerusalem was the site of a famous commune centred
around poet James K. Baxter. It is also the site of a
community of nuns belonging to the Sisters of Compassion.
Begun by Mother Aubert it is the only Order to have been
founded in New Zealand.
It is possible to stay overnight at the convent. It is necessary to take
your own linen and food. I would recommend it. Google Home of Compassion
for information.