Bright Spot

We spent a 3-day stopover each way in Los Angeles when we visited the UK in 2010 (we love to stopover in LA!). One day we spent much of our time in Los Feliz and stopped in at Fred 62 for an excellent breakfast. After returning from a trip to the bathroom Nigel told me... Continue Reading →

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Tiger Tea advertisement on the side of a commercial building in Caversham, South Dunedin, New Zealand. Taken by Liz, 01 June 2018.

Fruitless Fruitlands

Speargrass Inn is a beautifully restored historic hotel now operating as a cafe with separate B&B accommodation. We'd hoped to enjoy the cafe on our way back home on Saturday. The district where Speargrass Inn is located is called Fruitlands and we found the cafe had closed for the winter hence my title 'Fruitless Fruitlands'.... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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)  

Pink and Blue: A Gentle Introduction

I've been collecting images in pink and blue - both or either. Having collected rather a lot, I'll split them over several posts and I hope you enjoy them! This post is dedicated to photos that show paler shades of pink and blue - subtle and more easily overlooked. "Thank you!" to the featured photographers... Continue Reading →

Back to Base at Bannockburn

After my adventures in rabbit-land I was keen to get back to the village. I found myself up against a locked gate and was obliged to clamber over a rail fence. A few steps more and I saw this brightly coloured and appropriately themed utility box. I was quite tired at this point and reluctant... Continue Reading →

Brakes Please !!

While at Bannockburn, Nigel and I took a drive down Bannockburn Road and I said to him "I think this is the road that leads to the old stone woolshed, opposite the Nevis road". And sure enough we came around a bend and there was the woolshed. This woolshed is a very interesting structure with... Continue Reading →

Service and Sacrifice, Anzac Day

April 25 is Anzac Day when we remember soldiers who died in war and honour those who returned or are currently serving, a tradition since 1916. Anzac Day was initially gazetted as a half-day holiday and in 1921 was first marked as a full public holiday. ANZAC : Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, whose... Continue Reading →

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