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.

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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.

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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.


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