Seaside at Sunset

People enjoying an evening stroll at sunset, St Clair Esplanade, Dunedin, Otago. Taken by Nigel, 31 January 2019. New Zealand Text by Liz, Photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2019)

Tuatara Backpackers

Tuatara Backpackers is in Invercargill, near the library. Being nice and handy we pop in from time to time. We went in for a pizza on 01 February 2019 and before we left I took some photos of the interesting decor. I liked the sheen on the skirt (which is shown best in the last... Continue Reading →

St Clair Esplanade, sea wall and beach, Dunedin, New Zealand. Taken at sunset 31 Jan 2019 by Nigel

Summer Sea, St Clair

Some of you enjoyed my  See The Sea  post about a winter visit to a small cafe by the salt water pool at St Clair, Dunedin. We did a spur-of-the-moment trip to Dunedin yesterday and stayed overnight, then returned for a summer visit to the cafe this morning. I looked out the cafe window and... Continue Reading →

What Happens in Dunedin?

I browsed the noticeboard in Dunedin Public Library when we visited the city on Thurs 17 January and found many interesting events. The posters were attractive and colourful and I had this idea of taking a photo of each one that I liked and then posting them on my blog as a snap-shot of Dunedin... Continue Reading →

All About Love

In yesterday's post I shared my impressions of Musselburgh and mentioned more shops to come. This block, same side as the dentist, is a mixed bunch. Imperial Barber Shop offering "traditional cuts", Simply Flowers florist shop, and the fish shop on the corner. The flower shop took centre-stage so let's take a look inside. Musselburgh,... Continue Reading →

Musselburgh Character

We've been away for two days.. more in future posts. I want to go back to our Dunedin trip on Thursday 17 January. Nigel (OH and landscape architect) needed to visit a job in Musselburgh so on arrival in Dunedin we drove straight to that suburb with just a little time to spare. He parked... Continue Reading →

Blown Away

We were blown away this morning by an incredible coincidence... as Nigel says, "unreal". We'd gone to Dunedin yesterday and stayed in a motel overnight near the Botanic Gardens. This morning Nigel and I were enjoying coffee and sitting near the open ranch slider of our ground floor unit. Nigel was looking at the online... Continue Reading →

Railway Station and Hotel

Invercargill is at the south end of the South Island of New Zealand. On the other side of the block from the main street, the west side of the inner city, you'll find a very beautiful railway hotel on which sits the elegant wind vane that I showed you in  Wind Vane, Invercargill. Across from... Continue Reading →

Wind Vane, Invercargill

I spotted this wind vane as Nigel drove me past the beautiful Victoria Railway Hotel in Invercargill on Friday afternoon, Jan 11, 2019. Later in the day we returned and Nigel took some photos for me... I cropped these from two of his photos. I'll do another post with more general images of the hotel... Continue Reading →

Prey, Dance With Me

Yesterday we were in Invercargill and Bluff on a fine but windy day and we had a great time. Took lots of photos. Saw new and interesting things. Just sayin' because I haven't got time to make much of a post just now but thought I'd share this character with you that I found in... Continue Reading →

High Weather Vanes

We'd stopped in Invercargill for a fuel stop, next to the beautiful First Presbyterian Church when I looked up and spotted this weather vane perched on top of the church tower. First Presbyterian Church was designed by architect John T Mair (1876-1959), an Invercargill-born architect who later became the Government Architect. For more information see... Continue Reading →

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