Old Homestead

As we drove the gravel South Coast road on Sunday, south of Taieri Mouth, we approached this appealing rustic farm homestead. We both enjoyed seeing it and I'm posting the photos we each took. South Otago, New Zealand. Click on ANY photo to enlarge. -- top photo by Liz, bottom photo by Nigel. Text by... Continue Reading →

The Bricks Spoke, Nigel

In my last post I showed Nigel photographing the back wall of the  Leviathan Hotel  from a carpark entrance. He had his Olympus Digital camera with him so was able to get decent shots of the play of sunlight on the old uneven brick wall. He took these photos on Sat 07 Dec 2019. We... Continue Reading →

The Bricks Spoke

I was out wandering streets in Dunedin Central with my dearly beloved, just enjoying "being", when the time of day and location worked brilliantly together, and a brick wall stopped us in our tracks. Wow! The light was playing on the uneven bricks and giving this pixellated arty show just for us! We both reached... Continue Reading →

Moa Footprints On Display

In March this year a farm worker taking dogs for a swim, found moa footprints under the water of the Kyeburn River in Central Otago. For the record, his name is Michael Johnston. We owe him big time for being so observant and ensuring that his find was properly investigated by those with the knowledge... Continue Reading →

My Dream Home

In Dunedin on Sunday in the central city, I noticed this lovely house with beautiful and delicate tracery adorning the entrance and balcony. I was over there like a shot to take photos with my cellphone despite the overly bright light conditions. It was a case of love at first sight, I thought it simply... Continue Reading →

Old Adverts

For what seems like ages, I've been wanting to photograph these old advertisements that were done up in 2017 and look stunning. The building is the former Ravensbourne Store which you drive by when travelling between Port Chalmers and Dunedin City. New Zealand. Photos taken by Liz and Nigel, 24 Nov 2019. Click on any... Continue Reading →

Charmed By The Chain

Sunday we were off early to visit Dunedin and arrived wanting rest and refreshments. I remembered that the  Careys Bay Historic Hotel  (Victorian pub) had been done up and I'd read good things about it so we headed there. Just loved it! The kind bar manager allowed us in early - we enjoyed hot drinks... Continue Reading →

Caught In The Middle

Petrified wood at Curio Bay, The Catlins, Southland, New Zealand. These three photos are of one particular log, taken by Nigel when we visited the Petrified Forest on 11 November 2019. He's also captured some seaweed / marine plant life in the photos. This preserved Jurassic forest site is amazing to explore! Click on photo... Continue Reading →

Trees Turned To Stone

Curio Bay is a fascinating place to visit. "The highlight of Curio Bay (Tumu Toka) is watching the outgoing tide reveal a 180 million year old Jurassic fossil forest – one of only three such accessible fossil forests in the world. Millions of years ago the Curio Bay area was part of the eastern margin... Continue Reading →

Best Little Cottage

This beautifully constructed stone cottage is in a place named Fruitlands in Central Otago, really lovely area. After navigating past the middle-of-the-road peacock we then drove on up the country lane until we reached this site, further up the hill. It's a really captivating place. Fruitlands, Central Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken by Liz 10... Continue Reading →

Water Blasting

Relics from the goldmining days are commonly on display in Otago and I never get tired of seeing them. The Otago Gold Rush began near Lawrence when Gabriel Read discovered gold at what came to be called Gabriel's Gully, in May 1861. In Lawrence on Saturday I found a fine sluice gun or monitor on... Continue Reading →

A Good Kind Doctor

Dr Ebenezer Halley was only 25 years old when he arrived on the goldfields of Tuapeka. He was destined to virtually kill himself in the service of the people within the next 14 years. Dr Halley was educated in Manchester and London before emigrating to Australia in the late 1850s where he spent a year... Continue Reading →

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