Saturday, May 20, 2017

Town and Around

We've had three weeks back at school since I returned from the South Island- and there has been ample weekend sunshine to go walking around town. Here are some random shots from my local wanderings.
 Near the Plaza this old facade has been retained- a touch of old amongst the new.
 As autumn leaves changed we experienced surprisingly warm temperatures. This photo was taken in the Square one warm Saturday morning.

 This sculpture is on a roundabout near the Square,

 and this work by Paul Dibble is a temporary 'placemaking' work nearby at the Zimmerman Gallery.

 One Saturday morning the shadows on part of the Library building took my eye.

The calendula flowers were blooming near the Convention Centre with its new blue wall. I love the drama of this colour - more inspiring than the grey it had before.

Today was the Little Cuba Festival - which actually seemed to be mostly in George St... I liked seeing a few pompoms dotted around- these were by the Youth Space on Coleman Mall.

 This corner of the Council Buildings always intrigues me and catches my eye.

 Everytime I notice one of this series of stormwater draincovers, I thank the person who thought of them and designed them.

Seating in the Square.- As I get older, I love seats dotted in public spaces ;-) I think I should devote a blog post to them one day!

It was cold outside this morning- a perfect day to have brunch at Joseph St Kitchen. This is what I will do the weekend after I turn 60 in three months time- have Saturday morning brunch at JSK :-)

Mostly I have been a 'homebody' since the end of my SI holiday- but I did take a trip down to Himatangi Beach one Sunday evening- just in time to enjoy the sunset.


  1. Gorgeous blue skies.. have to agree re the chairs!

    1. Maybe I can specialise in long walks from chair to chair?!

  2. Love these photos! All by themselves seem ordinary but together they paint a picture of a town that is easy to live in.

    60? Really? Time flies by too fast!

    1. Yes, really Michèle! In three months from tomorrow!

    2. Next Spring when I return on le Chemin from Puy-en-Velay, I will be 70 by the time I reach St. Jean-Pied-de-Port.

    3. Woohooo! I didn't think I would ever go back on the Le Puy route walking. But strangely, it has crossed my mind lately! Who knows?!

    4. I will be walking only to St. Jean-Pied-de-Port and some friends will join me for parts of the trek. I am not interested in going back on the spanish part. Everything I have read and heard indicates that it is very crowded now.