AMP Amicus in Oamaru

Early this year I did a blog-post about  Mother Amicus  in the old rose garden in Queens Park, Invercargill. We were standing on a street corner in Oamaru and I suddenly realised a statue perched on top of the opposite building was the same figure as what I'd seen in Invercargill. These photos show the... Continue Reading →

Mother Amicus

In the "old rose" garden at Invercargill, the Jessie Calder Garden, there's a statue of Mother Amicus that looks pretty in November when the nearby rose is in bloom. I took this first photo 13 Nov 2018. Queens Park, Invercargill, New Zealand Mother Amicus "a sure friend in uncertain times" Click on either of these... Continue Reading →

Peter Pan and Posy

We spent a little bit of time in Queens Park at Invercargill today and as we walked the main path that runs straight-as-a-dart through the Gardens, I noticed the Peter Pan statue had a pretty rhododendron flower posy in his hands. It looked really sweet so I attempted to take photos and struggled with bright... Continue Reading →

Southland Speed Sensation

This statue stands proudly near the front entrance to Queens Park in Invercargill, not far from the Southland Museum and Art Gallery (where the tuatara live). It was installed in 2011 to honour Burt Munro whose story was dramatised in the movie 'The World's Fastest Indian'. Burt was born on the 25th March 1899 at... Continue Reading →

Into the Tuatarium

Live tuatara can be seen at Southland Museum and Art Gallery in Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. I was there on 14 March 2018 and would like to share something of the tuatara experience with you. I REALLY like the colourful tuatara logo they use at both entrances into the Museum! The cafe in the museum... Continue Reading →

Statue and Roses, Jessie Calder Garden, Queens Park, Invercargill, New Zealand. Taken 04 Nov 2017

Little Cat and Big Cats

Cheshire Cat and Lions at Larnach Castle, Dunedin, New Zealand. I was delighted to renew my acquaintance with the Cheshire Cat. We've missed seeing it on numerous visits due to the failure to look UP !! Introducing the Cheshire Cat ...   Beautiful lichen-covered lion   Castle entrance. Lions in front, eagles behind Larnach Castle... Continue Reading →

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