Beneath the Sea, the oysters rock gently in their beds. Photo taken by Nigel. Commercial building in the port town of Bluff, Southland, New Zealand. 01 Sept 2018. More to come. - Liz 🙂

Marine at Bluff

Marine regards the ocean, its rhythm and its rhyme, while maritime conducts its business, to be there just in time.* Part of some verse I found that explains the difference in meaning between marine and maritime. It suits this post because the photos show marine murals on old stores buildings of The New Zealand Shipping... Continue Reading →

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 →

Mossburn Diner-saur

Diner-saur, Dear and Deer! As we were leaving the rural Southland village of Mossburn on Saturday we drove past this diner. Now, 'diners' aren't common in New Zealand. Diners are an 'American' thing and when they occur in NZ they're usually retro, antiquated-looking places. This was no exception. What drew my attention was the long... Continue Reading →

The Bright Room

Today's post is full of colour! When I looked around 'The Pantry' I found a little room dedicated to pet food and cleaning products. You won't believe this but I got all excited about this room with its mundane stock. You see, it has an amazingly bright colourful mural on the back wall! I've dubbed... Continue Reading →

Bright is Beautiful

Yesterday morning I came across a colourful blog-post by Sayanti Dasgupta that features the photo below, and I was blown away by it. Sayanti was very helpful answering my questions and I found out that this Gond mural is next to the entrance of the first floor of her house. I also learned from Sayanti... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Surrealism

While wandering in Dunedin on Monday 21 May, I came across this mural when I looked into a carpark that's opposite Taste Nature in High Street. From the signature I found that its a 2018 mural and from an Otago Daily Times article I found that it was done in February. The artist, Jacob Yikes,... Continue Reading →

Shopping Trolley, New Zealand-style

On Sunday 13 May we walked across the supermarket carpark in Gore and noticed this painted wall. Nigel immediately commented on it being a 'silver fern' shopping trolley, and so it is! The silver fern icon is the body of the trolley with little circles added to show the handle and the wheels. Kiwi as!... 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 →

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.

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