Saturday, 13 December 2014

Christmas images

I've taken a liberty this month and put four photos up.
They show some, but not all, aspects of Christmas as my family know it.

The reason for the season


Missy exploring the Christmas tree


Mini gingerbread  house 


Santa in the city


Joining in the Christmas Challenge over at:

All of the photos were taken on a Canon PowerShot set on auto.
The two bottom photos have been cropped and the top one localised.
As far as I know the kitten is original, but my husband plays sometimes, so maybe not.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Waharoa, Auckland

Aotea Square, Auckland

Waharoa, front

Waharoa, back

Waharoa is the Maori word meaning gateway. 
It is situated at the Queen Street entrance to Aotea Square. 
The gate was designed by Selwyn Muru, a Maori sculptor,
 and is a contemporary design built in wood and copper.
On the back is a Maori inscription which has been translated into English.
Knati to
whenguwhengu
ake irarona o
te awtipi haere
Pikimai e te ua
o te whatu
katakata mai
anora

Stop
your snivelling
creek bed
come rain hail
and floodwater
laugh again

Monday, 17 November 2014

Two towers



The Auckland Sky tower and the Auckland town hall tower.
The old and the new.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Three trees


windswept at Bull Creek, Otago, near the coast

The Clutha River at Alexandra, Otago

street art in the city


All photos taken on 
Canon Power Shot A540
with the setting on auto.

Linking with:

Thursday, 6 November 2014

An old meeting place






We were out and about a few days ago and my husband showed me where 
he and his mates used to gather on Friday and Saturday nights when he was a teenager.

Linking with:

Monday, 3 November 2014

First Church

First Church of Otago (Presbyterian)




main doors




Choir loft

vaulted ceiling


First Church, as it is known in Dunedin, is a presbyterian church.
It sits in the middle of the city, just out of The Octagon, the city centre.
Very beautiful and ornate, it has had work done on the outside in recent years.
I do have a photograph of the rear of the church
 but sorry to say I can't seem to find it at the moment.
Here is a link if you would like to know more about the church.


Linking with:
inSPIREd Sunday

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Laid off

The Bell Tea Company has been operating in Dunedin for over 100 years
 but this year the doors closed permanently.




Linking to:
Rubbish Tuesday #26

Monday, 27 October 2014

An inner city church

St Matthew's Anglican church, Dunedin, New Zealand.
A thriving inner city church.
It's a long time since I have been inside and I believe
 quite a few changes have been made.
 I'd love to have a look again sometime,
unfortunately it was closed when we were there.

St Mattew's Anglican church


main doors

side view

side door

linking with:
inSPIREd Sunday

Thursday, 23 October 2014

A fence or two

in Central Otago.

Standing in the rose garden looking towards the hills.

Looking in the opposite direction.

Around the bouncy pillow at the camping ground.

Near the barbie area.

At the mall.

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Don't fence me in

I like to sit on my back step occassionally and have a cup of tea or coffee. I did this recently and felt decidedly claustrophobic, this h...