Oamaru Railway: Nigel

In Oamaru the railway tracks are located right next to the ocean, forming a boundary between town and sea. On 21 January we both enjoyed exploring this area near the old railway station and my photos have already been posted in  Which Way: Oamaru Railway. I wanted to select from Nigel’s photos for this post.

Oamaru, East Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken by Nigel


I cropped this square from a vertical shot. Located near the old Oamaru Railway Station, the creature is made from plywood and is visible from a long distance

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KiwiRail sign at the ocean end of the KiwiRail depot carpark

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Nigel had the foresight to line up the top of the letters with the horizon line in both of these photos. I really like the effect!

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Here’s the context of the KiwiRail sign. Note the KiwiRail logo on the side of the building is a stylized NZ silver fern.  KiwiRail website

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Multiple railroad tracks and the Pacific Ocean

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The railroad tracks lead into town. Nigel is a landscape architect so his main interest here is the small shrub, a native coprosma, successfully establishing itself in this narrow crack – a feat that earns it a special description as an intersticial plant.

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Text by Liz. Photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2019)

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  1. It was a good idea to line uptake lettering. I’d never have thought of that. And thanks for the new word – intersticial. I hope I remember it next time I see a pavement plant. They are little miracles.

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    1. Nigel was very happy to hear your comment.. thanks Mike! A previous owner of the station was going to have a dinosaur exhibit so I guess it dates back to then. He ended up selling, I have no idea if the exhibit ever opened at all.

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