Concrete Sheep And Real Lambs

Dunedin City Council are upgrading the Warehouse Precinct where developers are renovating many of the old warehouses into attractive, modern shop and office buildings. Currently the Council are working on a pedestrian-only zone in Jetty Street. I've been impatiently waiting for the installation of the 'sheep' bollards that I'd heard about. Yesterday's Otago Daily Times... Continue Reading →


Yellow Submarine Street Art

This mural of a Yellow Submarine is in an alley near where SO's office is located in Stafford Street, Dunedin, New Zealand. The Beatles are featured on the opposite wall (below). Click on either photo to view a larger size image.   The text on the wall reads: We all want to help one another.... Continue Reading →

Hedge Fun

Today we visited the coastal village of Warrington a little north of Dunedin. We were surprised to find these novel hedges: number "5"; "I LOVE LOIS"; balloon, birds and sea.

A Tree Fern and an Eagle

Looking in a folder of photos, this tree fern and eagle hit me in the eye. They seemed to complement each other perfectly. To me they create this primeval vibe of Gondwanaland that I don't get seeing either subject on its own. Harks back to ancient times and sends a shiver down my spine... Tree... Continue Reading →

Street Art | Chasing Waterfalls

"Chasing Waterfalls" completed in January 2017 at 80 Bond Street, Dunedin, New Zealand. Its way down the end of a rough looking alley. Fantastic mural. "Quick collaboration piece" by Emmanuel Jarus and Caratoes according to the Dunedin Street Art website.

Street Art | Girls Throwing Pink Paint

Girl mischief. Offense and defense. Pink paint. I love this panoramic mural tucked away in a little side alley at 106 Bond Street, Dunedin, New Zealand. The artist, Be free, is a Melbourne artist that has been working on the streets since 2010.

REBLOG: The Most Colorful Steps Around The World

REBLOG: Really enjoyed this post from Flow Art Station showing beautiful street art steps in various locations. My personal favourite was the fish swimming on blue steps in Seoul, Korea. By following the credits I found what appears to be the original article at Bored Panda.

Flow Art Station

16th Avenue Tiled Steps, San Francisco

Image credits: yellofish

16th Avenue Tiled Steps, San Francisco

Image credits: Jordan Wong

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Image credits: rleigh

Valparaíso, Chile

Image credits: oueduabroad

Seoul, South Korea

Image credits: Kevin Lowry

Wuppertal, Germany

Image credits: frizztext

Sicily, Italy

Image credits: Andrea Annaloro

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Image credits:

Beirut, Lebanon

Image credits: Jubran E. Elias

Stairs to the musical theater in Seoul, South Korea

Image credits: Kimhwan SEOULIST

Stairs of Peace in Syria

Image credits: Jood Voluntary Team

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Image credits: justin-travels

Angers, FranceI

image credits: Mademoiselle Maurice

Istanbul, Turke

Image credits: DHA

creative-stairs-street-art-60 Morlaix, France

Image credits: ZAG

creative-stairs-street-art-61 Tehran, Iran

Image credits: farsizaban

Beirut, Lebanon

Image credits: Dihzahyners Project

Valparaíso, Chile

Image credits: Jean-BaptisteYunis

The Most Colorful Steps Around The World

There are many forms of street art out there, but those that create optical illusions or that can only…

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Soaring Albatross (Dunedin, NZ)

Royal Albatross flying over Taiaroa Head, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand. Metal door at 18 Princes Street, Dunedin (in the city centre near the Octagon).   Taiaroa Head is the only mainland breeding colony of the Royal Albatross in the world. I've provided links below to help you access information if you would like to know... Continue Reading →


After setting up my first ever blog (about exploring colour) and makng my first post I set out to explore other blogs and found this delightful urban mural in Paris and accompanying poem, the first “find” in my journey of exploration and discovery into colour. It made me very happy. Thank you deuxiemepeau

Deuxiemepeau; Picturing Poetry by Damien B. Donnelly

IMG_8273On dull days
when the sun
absconds from sky,
when grey grinds
gloom into gutters
and mothers utter
‘stay inside’,
children’s minds
flutter to unfold
like umbrellas opening;
colours cascading
over concrete clutter
like candy to calm
a calamity.

In the midst
of the mundane
and the murky,
inspiration catches
on the canvas of creation
like wings willing
to cut through clouds
and gain the grace
of the sun.

Children’s minds,
so magnificent,
hold matter so magical
that ordinary moments
can become such
extraordinary miracles.

All words and photograph by Damien B. Donnelly

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