St Patrick’s Basilica

Photo selection from a visit on Christmas Day 2019 to a beautiful Catholic basilica in South Dunedin, two outside pics and two from inside. Redeveloped in the 2000s and officially re-opened 19 June 2016. I took several photos of stained glass windows although just one is shown below. They were made by the Munich firm... Continue Reading →

Ranfurly Station

Photos of the railway station in the town of Ranfurly in Central Otago, New Zealand taken 12 March 2022. In one of the photos you'll see plenty of bike racks ~although no trains arrive anymore, many cyclists enjoy a refreshment stop here while doing the extremely popular Central Otago Rail Trail. Click on any photo... Continue Reading →

Art Deco 02

"The Centennial Milk Bar is the iconic art deco building in Ranfurly. In its heyday it was a bustling place serving hungry passengers from the trains and afternoon teas and icecreams to the locals." ~from centralotagonz.com || Continuing Art Deco 01 that I posted yesterday, this is the main building that fronts the back yard... Continue Reading →

Art Deco 01

Ranfurly, Central Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken 12 and 13 March 2022. Painting signature: 'Anne Neilson 05'; and an art deco gate across the street - the back yard of a fabulously restored art deco building. New Zealand. I'll show you the photos of the main building in a separate post, it's a beauty! Text... Continue Reading →

Former Presbyterian Church

Returning from Dunedin today we stopped in Lawrence, South Otago. This is the former Presbyterian Church; their modern church is just down the street. The church site dates back to the gold era of the 1860s, there's been a church building on the site since ~1864, that building later used for Sunday School. This building... Continue Reading →

Local Church

Love this church which sits in the residential area further along our street. The two other churches in town are near the shops. I feel more connection with this one, abiding with us in our neighbourhood. Its simple, white, classic style feels welcoming and familiar. Photos taken in autumn, 06 May. Tapanui, West Otago, New... Continue Reading →

Sam Hunt, Portobello Pub

Had a couple of nights in Dunedin. One highlight was the opportunity to visit a new exhibition at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, an important one but I'll explain why in another post. When it opened to the public on Saturday we attended the introductory talk and then returned again today (Sunday). This painting (below) is... Continue Reading →

Gracious Homestead

We recently happened upon this beautiful old homestead that dates back to 1906 while aimlessly driving out in the country on a back road. No historic signs or anything, just a privately owned beautiful old house. The owners were lovely and allowed us to have a look at their garden area around the home. Prior... Continue Reading →

Very Fine Finery

Gorgeous female fashion with finely detailed paper skirt on display in the Dunedin Public Library when I visited in our winter season on 26 June 2020. New Zealand. Click on ANY photo to enlarge. Next photo best viewed at max enlargement (2x clicks) About the costume with the blue bodice and quilled skirt ... Text... Continue Reading →

Ennis House LA

In yesterday's post I offered a distant glimpse of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Ennis House on a hilltop in Los Feliz, Los Angeles USA. It was a truly magical experience to see this house and I don't think I had any idea of what to expect! It looks like a huge Mayan Temple and... Continue Reading →

Hollyhock House LA

I've been building up to this post with my recent photo-postings of hollyhock flowers and in this post I'll share photos of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hollyhock House in Los Angeles. These were taken by Nigel during our 2010 stop-over in LA. This was our first visit to a FLW house ever and it was... Continue Reading →

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