Crown Roller Mills, Dunedin NZ

Starting life in 1867 as a steam-driven flour mill with three stories and platform for a fourth, the Crown Roller Mills were extended in 1878 and then achieved five stories in 1890. It was in use until 1997 when then owner Goodman Fielder shifted their production elsewhere. It has since been converted into apartments and... Continue Reading →

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Bossy Bovines in Oklahoma USA

Dairy Living. For most of us dairy living is a trip to the supermarket to take a few bottles of milk off the shelf. We struggle home with the weight and thankfully deposit it in the fridge. Done! What do we know of the cows that eat the grass and produce the milk? Of the... Continue Reading →

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

I found this lovely oil painting on display at Dunedin Public Art Gallery when I visited on Monday 21 May 2018. The girl is blowing on a dandelion seed-head in time-honoured fashion to determine whether she is loved or not. The painter is Carlo Eduardo Perugini and he was born in Naples but moved to... Continue Reading →

Bell Tea Corner, Dunedin NZ

On the corner of Hope and Carroll Streets stands a very distinctive industrial building with a bell on top. This is the Bell Tea Company which produced tea for the South Island until 2014. Sadly the owner had to abandon tea production here when it was found to be too costly to upgrade the building... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Surrealism

While wandering in Dunedin on Monday 21 May, I came across this mural when I looked into a carpark that's opposite Taste Nature in High Street. From the signature I found that its a 2018 mural and from an Otago Daily Times article I found that it was done in February. The artist, Jacob Yikes,... Continue Reading →

Brightly coloured seat painted in a rainbow of colours, Princes Street, Dunedin, New Zealand. Taken by Liz on Monday 21 May, 2018

Heads Up!

Walking back along Princes Street to the Octagon (city centre), I passed by Victorian-era Wains Hotel and glancing up I caught sight of the wonderful mythological heads looking down at me. I noticed two pairs of heads and they are really impressive so I stopped to take some photos for this blog. Wains Hotel in... Continue Reading →

Ned Kelly Re-visited

When I was in Dunedin on Monday 21 May I paid a short visit to the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and looked at part of the 'World View' exhibition. Starting with 'Australia' I found that Ned Kelly was featured in two of the paintings on display, both by Sidney Nolan (Australian painter, 1917 - 1992).... Continue Reading →

Pro-Creation: New Photographic Work

On Monday 21 May we went to Dunedin and I had a wander around while Nigel attended to some business. I found the 'Pro-Creation' exhibition open at the Community Gallery on Princes Street and enjoyed the photographic work on display by Clive Copeman, Graham Warman, Alan Dove and Derek Morrison. This exhibition will be open... Continue Reading →

The Long Walk

This long covered walkway has intrigued me when we've driven by on the busy city street. On 29 March I came across it unexpectedly while walking. It is the entrance to the Paediatric Outpatients. Dunedin, New Zealand. Photo taken 29 March 2018. Photos and Text by Liz; Exploring Colour (2018)  

Mysterious Medlar

The medlar is a strange tree with a few uncomplimentary common names that aren't fit to publish on this blog. I like the name 'medlar' though, sounds old like the dodo. The flowers are pretty, the fruits are, er ... interesting (they give rise to the aforesaid uncomplimentary common names). The fruits need to be... Continue Reading →

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