Faded Fantasy

When wandering around Dunedin on 21 May 2018, I came across this rather faded looking mural on a wall facing the Scenic Circle Southern Cross Hotel carpark, just off High Street. It didn't make much sense to me and I found it a puzzling artwork. I did a search and found it was painted in... Continue Reading →

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Sky Blue

According to Wikipedia, "Sky blue is the name of a colour that resembles the colour of the sky at noon". Don't we all enjoy looking up into a beautiful blue sky? I couldn't help thinking of a verse from an old song that goes "Blue skies, smiling at me; Nothing but blue skies, do I... Continue Reading →

Colours of Coffee Flavours

Does my coffee taste musty/earthy or musty/dusty? Hopefully neither, there's lots of better options. Various fruit, nut, chocolate flavours and even maple syrup! Much better than skunky, cardboard, rubber, petroleum, ashy, acrid or meaty brothy. The poster shown below is hung as a framed print on the wall of Vanguard cafe at 329 Princes Street,... Continue Reading →

Pretty and Pink, Two’s Company

Yesterday I posted about a pink house in Eastbourne Street, Caversham that I spotted while we were driving down the street. There's another pink house directly across the road and together they make quite a statement. Here's a photo taken by Nigel that includes both houses (as well as me getting my photo). Eastbourne Street,... Continue Reading →

Pretty pink cottage with matching picket fence in Eastbourne Street, Caversham, South Dunedin, New Zealand. Taken by Liz 16 July 2018

Container Ship at Port Chalmers

This afternoon at Port Chalmers in Dunedin we saw this heavily laden container ship in port. I've been fascinated by containers for years. So many containers, loaded with all sorts of goods, being dispatched all over the globe! Many years ago I worked in the office of a tannery in Auckland and part of my... Continue Reading →

Colourful Creation

This surely has to be one of the most beautiful shipping containers in the world! Flora and fauna in extravagant colours and patterns adorn the whole side of the container. Its a flamboyant fantasy; a vivid and vibrant paradise of recognisable creatures flaunting unearthly colours among psychedelic foliage. The container sits immediately outside The Pantry... Continue Reading →

Peeking Into The Pantry

The Pantry is a social enterprise opened by South Alive in 2017; retail shop that sells wholefoods and specialty groceries and also has a lovely little cafe and community kitchen. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, and its very clean and organised. Located behind South City Mall in Invercargill (used to be Bin Inn). The... Continue Reading →

Community Open Day

Yesterday I introduced you to a very bright and colourful community garden in South Invercargill that looks great any time of year. We saw a view that included the new community centre and shop where an 'Open Day' was taking place. I'd like to take you a bit closer to the action - its all... Continue Reading →

Colour My Community: Part One

A passionate group of people in South Invercargill have been working hard over the last few years planning, designing, fundraising and project managing a community hub to bring life and vitality to a tired, dreary part of town that I've never previously wanted to stop at or visit. That's changed! On the morning of Saturday... Continue Reading →

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 →

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

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