It was a real pleasure for me on Wed 6 Dec to accompany Nigel on a trip to Balclutha to visit the new subdivision named Plantation Heights with which he's involved through his company Growplan. Nigel is a Landscape Architect, based in Dunedin and actively working through Otago and Southland, and further afield by arrangement.... Continue Reading →
Any aesthetic experience which leads to a loss of sense of self, a stepping out of time and just being - this is beauty to me. We speak of being absorbed in an experience and it's as if our self - right down to the molecules - is blending with what we encounter. Blending into... Continue Reading →
This post continues Green Wall in Rural Town Centre. Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand. My previous post showed the public square with the green wall in a general context. These photos are close-ups of the actual plants. Most of the plants are native to New Zealand but one or two aren't. Where I'm fairly sure of... Continue Reading →
On Monday I accompanied Nigel from Dunedin to Balclutha (rural township about an hour's drive from our home in Dunedin). With some time on my hands, I decided to wander up the main street and take a look at the Green Wall that was installed during a major Main Street Upgrade in 2015. I was... Continue Reading →
We'd never noticed this bottle effect until recently when we happened to be in Vogel Street in the late afternoon light. Dunedin, New Zealand.
On a fine day this is a great place to look out over Dunedin, Otago Harbour, Otago Peninsula and out to the Pacific Ocean. We visited yesterday (Sat 29 July 2017). Lovely fine afternoon so people are out and enjoying the stunning views. There are mountain bike tracks in this reserve and some bikers came... Continue Reading →
Port Chalmers is the main port for the City of Dunedin and you can see the big container cranes as you go down the main street. These are random photos that we took when we visited the township for a few hours recently. Small boat in the boat harbour. I thought it was super cute!... Continue Reading →