Saturday, April 30, 2011
The Capital Theatre was purpose built in 1928 to screen silent films. In 1932 the cinema was converted to screen 'talkies' making it the last theatre in Wellington to do so. The cinema operated throughout the 30s through to the early 60s, with the last film being screened in 1964. The building was then converted to the Capital Court, a shopping mall with a variety of small businesses operating.
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crowd because they were dancing while holding their 8 month old baby Arlo between them ... With such talented parents to learn from, Arlo will become a great Tango master someday. THANKS RUMI
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Situated in stunning Wellington just open,just over the road from the sea. Warm, stylish interior, crisp service, knowledgeable waiters and authentic Italian cuisine are all served up against the backdrop of the beautiful Wellington harbour.
The inside restaurant seats approx for 140 people and depending on the situation, some extra dining can be accommodated in the bar area. Summer time sees the outdoor area become a hive of activity.
If you are looking for a private venue then don’t forget to check out Portofino Bar which can hold up to 60 guests in a private allocated space with your own bar and entry door.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
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SOME BACKGROUND INFO
Wayang originally meant shadow, but it has also come to mean a puppet or a performance.
Wayang kulit (kulit - leather) is the best known of the Javanese puppetry traditions and can be used to describe any puppet theatre using flat leather puppets which cast shadows on to a screen.
The puppets are carved from buffalo hide and painted. As a general rule they have jointed arms, which are manipulated with horn sticks (tuding). The puppets are supported by another piece of horn (gapit) which is split down the middle with one half extending up each side of the figure.
The most popular stories (lakon) are those based on episodes and characters from the great Indian epic poems – the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. The performances follow a formalised dramatic structure and include humorous interludes featuring a number of clown characters.
A performance is given against a large screen, traditionally lit by an oil lamp. The dalang (puppeteer) is in overall charge of the performance and not only voices all the puppets, but also sings and controls the musical accompaniment by means of a variety of cues.
THANKS RUMI ... great interesting images
Saturday, April 16, 2011
"Nestled in the heart of the Wellington CBD, Arbitrageur Wine Room & Restaurant is a taste of Europe on your door step. Located within walking distance of many of Wellington’s hotels, Arbitrageur is the ideal place to begin (and end) your weekend away. A fine dining experience without the price tag, the elegant setting is suitable for business lunches and dinners, after work drinks and tapas, or a romantic evening out. Our ground breaking Avec Menu allows you to indulge your senses with stunning wines from the cellar, matched with dishes influenced by the Mediterranean in this European style wine room and restaurant.
Wellington’s inaugural Oyster bar is open at Arbitrageur. Choose from our mouth watering display of fresh seafood including octopus ceviche, grilled langoustine,and New Zealand scallops and oysters shucked to order. A perfect accompaniment to a glass of Champagne or one of our many delicious but lesser known wine varietals.
Our wine programme marries tradition with discovery and exploration but what really sets us apart is our selection process. Everything on our list is either of great quality or great value and has been hand selected by inhouse wine expert Stephen Wong. That said, it is not a small list; the cellar exceeds 600 labels (with 85 wines available by the glass).
"One of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world"- Wine Spectator Magazine 2005 & 2010
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