Autumn Meets Spring

We came across these colourful paper lanterns while wandering down the main street in Lawrence on Saturday. I thought they were so beautiful! They were hung at the front of a cafe/bar. Later we returned to enjoy a drink in their outdoor area which had a cheerful display of spring flowers in pots. Lawrence, Otago,... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Concrete Action, Part 2

These tall concrete sculptural panels are in the centre of Invercargill. When we took the photos on Saturday the panels were better lit by the natural light than we're accustomed to seeing. If you look carefully, you can see two small shelves included on the panels and these both have a Green Man. Nigel was... Continue Reading →

Upon My Word!

What do Paris and Invercargill (NZ) have in common? Very little so imagine my surprise when Damien published  a photo-post from Paris  and there was something I could relate to - a patisserie with an eerily familiar name. Familiar that is, to the name of a pie shop in Invercargill! Now dear reader, excuse my... Continue Reading →

Colour in Oamaru

Photos taken while out and about in Oamaru on 05 September 2019 (early spring in New Zealand). When visiting this vibrant town it never fails to deliver on colour. Oamaru, East Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken by Liz. Light shades, public library. Paper cranes, Opera House cafe. Toadstool picnic table/seats by a path in the... Continue Reading →

Grid Coffee Roastery (2)

Grid Coffee Roastery and Espresso Bar is in Mornington, Dunedin (New Zealand) and located in a building that used to house the cable cars that ran to and from the city, from 1883 to 1957. This post continues  Grid Coffee Roastery. Photos taken during our visit May 29, 2019. Grid street frontage, cropped from a... Continue Reading →

Grid Coffee Roastery

Grid Coffee Roastery and Espresso Bar is in Mornington, Dunedin (New Zealand) and located in a building that used to house the cable cars that ran to and from the city, from 1883 to 1957. I provided background information in my previous post  Mornington, Dunedin.  What I should have said is that the photos in... Continue Reading →

Mornington, Dunedin

I'm setting the scene for a post I'll be doing soon, about a coffee roastery. Mornington is a steep climb from Dunedin Central and we regularly drive through here when going to or from Dunedin. Years ago a cable car service operated between Mornington and the city. Recently, long-held plans to re-establish the cable car... Continue Reading →

A Walk Up The Street

Lovely day today in Tapanui. Around 5pm I took a walk up the street to see if anything might catch my eye in the late afternoon sunshine. Here's what I found. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Taken 28 Aug 2019 (late winter/early spring). This variegated holly brightened up cold grey winter days - near and... Continue Reading →

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