Tuesday, October 13, 2009

St Andrews and a memorial stone

St Andrews Presbyterian Church has been on the corner of Symonds Street and Alten Road since 1847-1850. Well, the rear stone part, anyway. The part you see here -- columns, portico, tower -- date from 1882-1883.

Another more recent addition is this memorial stone's plaques.

Click to enlarge. 4 June 1989 was the Tiananmen Square Massacre or Incident as it is usually known here in the West. I don't think I've heard it called the Peking Massacre before.


Obviously, some folks took exception to the plaque.

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard it called the Peking Massacre, either, and I don't think I've seen a plaque or any kind of memorial to that event here in Oz.