Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

#3107 ... Cruise Season

The cruise ship season has started again.   The ship shrinks the Westpac Stadium. Photo by Dominion Post. Thanks

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

#3100 ... Vacancies

Cuba Street ... waiting for people. 

#3099 ... Cafe Art

Ymre ... The artist ... another phase of the wall at Midnight Espresso ... Years of evolving and changing paint brush expressions. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

#3098 ... The Colour of Spring

A local tree shows its colour ... Every year it makes us smile ... Delightful. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

#3097 ... The Tree

A green welcome to the city as you enter the CBD ... Tree on the traffic island ... By the Railway Station bus depot ... Heading down Thorndon Quay towards Featherston Street. 

#3096 ... From Above

Obviously not my photo! This amazing shot of Wellington from the International Space Station just had to be posted. So clear. You can easily see the airport and the Westpac Stadium. Thank you ISS. 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

#3095 ... WOW

Image from the World of WearableArt  ... A Tribute to Ian Athfield ... Architect. Photo by WOW. Thank you

#3094 ... Mussels

Green lipped mussels from Marlborough ... Very tasty. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

#3093 ... Our Colours

Shrouding the building in Wellington colours ... Much better than the standard red or blue. Well done. 

#3092 ... Never ends

Have windows ... Will always be cleaning. Wellington Airport. This access way has to be the coldest windiest place here, even on a sunny day!

#3091 ... Green Cabs

Waiting at the airport. 

#3090 ... 3 Peaks

With all the debate about our flag, peaks are now part of the conversation. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

#3089 ... Stunning

DISCLAIMER: this is not my photo, wish it was!!!
It was taken by @tutahuk21 via #ShareMeWLG on Instagram.  Thank you for a great image of our great city. 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

#3082 ... Working

These guys seem to be all over the city and suburbs at present, maintaining our roads. Thank you. 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

#3077 ... Mash

Cooking tonight at Ronald McDonald House ... Side dish of mashed spuds. Yumm. 

#3076 ... And you would like?

The Food & Coffee truck at Moore Wilson Fresh ... Nice flowers on a wet grey day. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

#3075 ... Tennis

The Renouf Tennis Centre ... Going up the hill to Brooklyn. 

The Wellington Renouf Tennis Centre, located on Brooklyn Road and surrounded by Central Park, is the community facility with an “international reputation”. The ‘home’ for regular international events. 

Four indoor courts, 14 outdoor courts (floodlights for evening games). Open 364 days a year from 8am till late.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Monday, September 7, 2015

#3073 ... Beer History

The old brewery building saved and refurbished when New World Thorndon was built. Good to have parts of our history still in daily use. 

Some history ... 

Staples Brewery was established at Thorndon about 1866 by John (b.1839) and William Staples, the sons of John Staples (b.1814) who was one of the first settlers at Nelson and the founder of the Motueka Brewery.

The Thorndon site was developed to accommodate the new brewing process of fully filtered and carbonated beer. In 1913 a two-storeyed bottling plant was built, to be followed in 1915 by the brew tower. The southwest wing of Thomas Turnbull and Son's original design was omitted, while an existing engine room (date unknown) was incorporated. The beer produced at the plant was called 'Red Band' after the red bands on the brewery's beer casks and for a time the brewery was known as the Red Band Brewery.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

#3070 ... Moody Monotones

Grey moody sky ... Embassy Theatre wrapped in plastic undergoing external renovation. Makes for a spooky image. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

#3068 ... Multi-colour Morning

Colour co-ordinated ... Very cool. 

#3067 ... Breakfast Colour

Poached eggs ... Mojo @ Clyde Quay Wharf

#3066 ... Flagged

NZ continues the debate over changing our flag, with four options now on the table. Stick with our current flag or change ... That is the question. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

#3065 ... Changing Cityscape

More redevelopment in the city at the lower end of Cuba Mall. Here's some info about the site and the future plan by Willis Bond. 

A mixed use redevelopment combining retail with other complementary uses is planned for this heritage site in the heart of Cuba Mall, Wellington.

In 2012, Willis Bond acquired the former Deka site on the corner of Cuba and Dixon Streets. In 2014, the neighbouring building (which houses the Farmers department store) and 104 – 106 Cuba Street (home to Rex Royale, Cosmic Comics and the Matterhorn) were also purchased.  The combined sites (with a footprint of almost 10,000m2) represent the largest and most exciting redevelopment opportunity in central Wellington.

As part of the first stage for our exciting plans for this site, we are pleased to announce our latest Wellington project, in conjunction with the Whitireia WelTec Strategic Partnership, for their new Joint Centre of Excellence in the Performing Arts and Creative Industries. 

Construction will start in autumn 2015 for a brand new 6 storey building, housing 1,500sqm of prime retail space, and the 9,000sqm campus focused on creative and performing arts. The heritage fa├žade will be strengthened and retained and the building’s structure will be designed to 130% of the New Building Standard under the NZ Building Code.

Construction is scheduled to complete in November 2017.  New retail spaces will be available from mid-2017.

This project represents the first part of a complete overhaul of this prominent site, and will be a vital cornerstone for the remainder of the redevelopment.  Design is underway for a new development to revitalise the larger site, with brand new retail, hospitality, office and residential spaces planned.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

#3064 ... Street Art

The art of the street ... Adding another dimension to the city. Cuba Precinct.