Railway Station and Hotel

Invercargill is at the south end of the South Island of New Zealand. On the other side of the block from the main street, the west side of the inner city, you'll find a very beautiful railway hotel on which sits the elegant wind vane that I showed you in  Wind Vane, Invercargill. Across from... Continue Reading →

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Oat Toasting Ovens

I really like the old porridge factory in Gore and on 22 October I wanted a photo featuring the Oat Toasting Ovens side. Nigel and I were both there so we took photos and I also took a photo of the flowers in an island bed of the nearby road intersection with Gore's main street... Continue Reading →

Clock Tower At Night

Gore has a clock tower and Nigel took these photos on Friday night when we left home after seeing there was a lovely full moon in the evening sky. The clock chimes the hours and its only in the last couple of days that I've noticed I can hear the chimes from home, possibly because... Continue Reading →

Something Fishy

This giant trout occupies a prominent position near the highway as you drive into Gore from the north. To be honest, in the light of day I haven't been that impressed by the fish. As we returned home last night after driving around admiring the beauty of a full moon, I found the illuminated trout... Continue Reading →

Prey, Dance With Me

Yesterday we were in Invercargill and Bluff on a fine but windy day and we had a great time. Took lots of photos. Saw new and interesting things. Just sayin' because I haven't got time to make much of a post just now but thought I'd share this character with you that I found in... Continue Reading →

Worth Getting Up For

"So, early on a January morning in Winnipeg, when I looked out the window to see fog instead of a snowstorm, I was beyond myself. I almost forgot to exchange my bedroom slippers for boots before I was out the door. And then, to add to my pleasure, when I got outside it was warm... Continue Reading →

Which Way: Arrowtown

There's probably nothing that's more iconic of Arrowtown than the row of historic miners' cottages on Buckingham Street. This is a gold rush town and these cottages date back to the 1800s - I'm unsure of the exact date but we'd be talking 1870s to 1880s. Arrowtown, Queenstown Lakes District, New Zealand; photos taken by... Continue Reading →

Walk this way, Drive that way

"Which Way" in Gore. On 22 Oct when we walked over the Mataura River via the highway and pedestrian bridge, Nigel got a close-up of the sign that I usually see from the car. It shows that there's a roundabout (traffic circle) up ahead and to go straight ahead if you're heading into the town... Continue Reading →

Which Way: Railway

There's a complex intersection between the main road through Gore and the old porridge factory. Its a large intersection with the railway running through the middle as well as a service lane that goes along the back of the shops. I paused to take some photos for a Which Way post. Taken by Liz 11... Continue Reading →

Across the Bridge

The Mataura River flows through Gore, just off to the side from the town centre. Monday was a holiday in New Zealand and we got up quite early and walked down to the bridge. Normally its very busy with traffic including a lot of trucks and I wouldn't want to walk across it. But on... Continue Reading →

High Weather Vanes

We'd stopped in Invercargill for a fuel stop, next to the beautiful First Presbyterian Church when I looked up and spotted this weather vane perched on top of the church tower. First Presbyterian Church was designed by architect John T Mair (1876-1959), an Invercargill-born architect who later became the Government Architect. For more information see... Continue Reading →

Goodbye Junction Cafe

A favourite cafe of mine in Gore is closing on Saturday and I'll miss it. The only cafe in town that's on first floor level, it has great views onto the street and I like to buy chocolate lamingtons there. The staff had just got used to how I like my lamington - straight from... Continue Reading →

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