Train Themed Tiles

This lovely railway-themed tile art adorns the floor of Dunedin Railway Station, New Zealand. I took these photos while waiting to board the Taieri Gorge rail trip on 29 Dec 2019. Also, some nice stained glass windows on the top gallery level in the same space. These railway-themed tile pictures border the outer edge of... Continue Reading →

Dolphin Wind Vane, New Zealand

Explored a long gravel road to south coast Chrystall's Beach, found this on a cottage. Photo taken by Nigel 08 Dec 2019.

River Stones

The Pomahaka River at Leithen Picnic Area has plenty of stones in the riverbed, many of them flat. Nigel commented that many of them are square-ended and would be useful for corners in stonemasonry (known as quoins). We were there on Sunday afternoon. All photos below taken by Nigel, 19 Jan 2020. Pomahaka River at... Continue Reading →

Iona Church, Port Chalmers

Two views of Iona Church, both taken by Nigel 29 Dec 2019. There's been a church on the site overlooking the town since 1852, the first being a small wooden building with a square tower at the front. This was demolished to make way for a stone building now named Johnstone Hall, opened in January... Continue Reading →

Bright Red Gate

We both loved this wonderful gate (see below), found while taking a look at St Patrick's Basilica in South Dunedin, New Zealand. The church itself is a fantastic building but our photos of that will have to wait for another post. Photo taken by Nigel, 25 Dec 2019. Also, I recommend watching this interview with... Continue Reading →

Imperial Buildings, Dunedin NZ

Really loved this old commercial building as soon as I saw it. The architectural details and the interesting fire escapes. Wasn't the best time of day for photography and it's on a street corner so not much room to manoeuver, but what a fascinating place. Dunedin, New Zealand. Photos taken 07 Dec 2019. Built 1906.... Continue Reading →

Growing Beyond

These photos were taken by Nigel when we were at Dunedin Botanic Garden on 08 Dec 2019. He said the small deformed tree is a Photinia and it appears to have died back several times. Despite the knocks it's growing steadily. Perhaps its resilience in the face of adversity has inspired the Botanic Garden people... 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 →

Honeysuckle

Took this honeysuckle photo 24 Nov 2019 in the South African garden, Dunedin Botanic Gardens, New Zealand.

Near Roxburgh

These are the last photos from our trip into Central Otago on 27 Nov 2019. Coming through Roxburgh Nigel took photos of this interesting birch tree (trees?) by the road, the canopy covering a lot of ground. Betula pendula. Then driving through the Teviot Valley I spotted words on a hillside in white letters -... Continue Reading →

Wild Yellow

Some yellow flowering plants caught our eye when we visited Central Otago on 27 November 2019. The first two photos show yellow lupins and wild roses. Both are extremely common weeds in Central Otago, New Zealand. The final three photos are of an endemic plant, Raoulia australis. First photo by Liz, all the rest were... Continue Reading →

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