Munro Special Streamliner

The streamliner is an aerodynamic shell for the motorcycle. Burt progressed through four different streamliners. The first was aluminium, the second fibreglass, and I'd assume the next two were fibreglass as well. Five replica streamliners were created for the movie 'The World's Fastest Indian'. Here is one of them, displayed at E Hayes and Sons.... Continue Reading →

The ORIGINAL World’s Fastest Indian

The Munro Special now resides in a large display case at E Hayes and Sons, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. I hope that you enjoy the photo captures that I took of the display and the accompanying signs, shown below. This post continues on from The Home of the World's Fastest Indian.   Here is a... Continue Reading →

The Home of the World’s Fastest Indian

The door mats at both front entrances into E Hayes and Sons are very eye-catching as shown in the above photo. After a partial stroke in 1977 Burt sold the Munro Special Indian Scout, another special bike called a Velocette, and most of his shed's contents and motorbike trailer to Norman and Neville Hayes. Burt... Continue Reading →

Southland Speed Sensation

This statue stands proudly near the front entrance to Queens Park in Invercargill, not far from the Southland Museum and Art Gallery (where the tuatara live). It was installed in 2011 to honour Burt Munro whose story was dramatised in the movie 'The World's Fastest Indian'. Burt was born on the 25th March 1899 at... Continue Reading →

I Do Love Blue!

Since moving here in February I've passed through the Gore Public Gardens several times and taken a few photos, and it turns out they all seem to involve the colour blue! First though, a general shot of the central garden area, taken 3 March. "This public garden has an interesting history. It was designed, in... Continue Reading →

An Engine Like No Other!

You don't need to be a mechanic or engineer to appreciate the genius, humour and fun in this exhibit. As long as you have a sense of wonder and curiosity, I'm certain you'll enjoy this post 🙂 The setting is a very large hardware store in Invercargill named E Hayes and Sons Limited. Invercargill is... Continue Reading →

Driving along Gorge Rd I noticed how well the rusty tank matched with the rusty roof on the old farm shed. Old sheds with a curved roof are special, there's not that many of them! Near Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand; 14 March 2018

Into the Tuatarium

Live tuatara can be seen at Southland Museum and Art Gallery in Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. I was there on 14 March 2018 and would like to share something of the tuatara experience with you. I REALLY like the colourful tuatara logo they use at both entrances into the Museum! [UPDATE 2021: The museum is... Continue Reading →

Out in the Countryside

After leaving Tapanui on Sunday afternoon we drove out into the country and decided to head for the small village of Waikaka. We explored up a gravel road named Bushy Park Road and I took this roadside photo of a hawthorn with red berries, there's also a lovely view down over the plains. Photos taken... Continue Reading →

Three Things in Tapanui

These three things in Tapanui particularly caught my attention when we were there on Sunday afternoon, 18 March 2018. I've already posted about the Chevrolet Impala SS and that was the biggie but I enjoyed finding these others too. I found a plain and variegated native Griselinia growing right next to each other in a... Continue Reading →

We Stick Together

I really love two recent photos of bird 'couples' building their nests, taken by the Jennings, South Carolina USA. I'm delighted to have permission to share both images on my blog - thank you very much Ted and Ellen. I'd encourage you to explore Ted's and Ellen's blogs which generally feature the wildlife and scenery... Continue Reading →

Chevy Impala SS in Tapanui

Chevrolet Impala SS parked outside 'Top Nosh' on Sunday afternoon, 18 March 2018. It was a delightful find when we came out of the cafe. Tapanui, Clutha District, New Zealand. *Click on any photo to enlarge.*       Featured photo from the post I did yesterday: Text and Photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2018)

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