Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

#1621 ... Nikau Artificium

One of the constructed nikau palms that encircle the Wellington City Library. Always look great and don't need any watering !!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

#1619 ... The return of the beret

A piece of Gallic charm makes a return to the streets of Wellington. Lambton Quay.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

#1618 ... Who is looking at who?

The watched, photographing and smiling at the watchers. All Black Parade, Lambton Quay

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

#1617 ... The Webb Ellis Cup

Brad Thorn and Richie McCaw really holding on to that Cup ... 24 years to get their hands on it again. The All Blacks parade, Wellington.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

#1616 ... The Real Thing

YES this is the silver fern ... one of our national symbols. Trelissick Park, Ngaio

Monday, October 24, 2011

#1615 ... 4km from the City centre

Such a short distance from the centre of the Capital City and you are in the middle of the bush ... one of the delights of the greatest little capital city on the world. Trelissick Park, Ngaio.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

#1614 ... It all comes down to this

After all the games, all the highs and lows of the Rugby World Cup, all the talk of walk-overs and ambushes, the final was played out between France and New Zealand ... a nail biter befitting a sporting final ... so this simple image says it all. A one point ball game and after 24 years the All Blacks succeeded in realising the dream.
The basic pleasure of celebrating the win by making snow angels in the ticker tape. Corey Jane and Israel Dagg. Not my image but thanks to the photographer who captured the moment after the game at Eden Park, Auckland.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

#1613 ... On a High

An All Black on high ... penthouse apartment, Wakefield Street. ... Go the All Blacks tomorrow night ... and put the whole country on a high.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

#1611 ... The Opposition

The French mascot for the big RWC final against the All Blacks ... a great piece of artwork made from the ubiquitous corrugated iron.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

#1609 ... Rubbish

Today's waste ... burgers, Powerade, coffee, cable car tickets ... wonder what story it could tell? Rubbish bin, Lambton Quay

Monday, October 17, 2011

#1608 ... Sudden Rainfall

The day started well but turned to afternoon showers that caught some unawares without their coats and waterproofs!! Taranaki St.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

#1607 ... Cheap Camper Van

Used "IRISH" camper van ... experienced some of the Rugby World Cup ... the highs and the lows ...traditional colours!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

#1606 ... Golden Bazza

Another part of the RWC ... Bazza the golden statue ... it amazes me how still these human statues can be. Thanks to Tran (in the right hand photo with Bazza) for the photos

Friday, October 14, 2011

#1605 ... Red Coffee Read

Lido Cafe, Victoria Street, red cupped coffee, red note book and a quiet read. City Council offices in the background.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

#1604 ... Two Halves

Interesting publicity on the back of the Rugby World Cup. Allen St.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

#1603 ... Stilted

Colourful birds on stilts as part of the activities before the Rugby World Cup games. Courtenay Place

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

#1602 ... Go the All Blacks

Rugby World Cup fever is apparent everywhere. The crane on the right is actually more of a museum piece ... these cranes were used for loading frozen lamb carcasses into refrigerated ships' holds for their long trip to the United Kingdom ... all replaced by containers now.

Monday, October 10, 2011

#1601 ... Try Time

Some topical street art on the pavement by Te Papa ... great perspective on scoring a try at the Rugby World Cup. Thanks to Jojo for the photo.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

#1600 ... Rugby Banner

getting ready for the big game ... South Africa vs. Australia ... great afternoon for rugby ... Bokkes vs. Ockers

Saturday, October 8, 2011

#1599 ... The Weird Alice Cup

Hummingbird Cafe & Bar in Courtenay Place has gone all out to support the Rugby World Cup with this fine display for the Webb Ellis Cup ... oops apologies ... in this case to avoid the ire of the International Rugby Board ... "The Weird Alice Cup"

Friday, October 7, 2011

$1598 ... Busker on Woodward

Busker on Woodward St across from Midland Park ... The Irish must be in town with the display of green.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

#1597 ... Gaffer Tape

Internationally acclaimed local street art team Struan Ashby and Erica Duthie tackled the huge front face of Te Papa. These Tape Artists are known for their whimsical silhouetted compositions, balancing large-scale with finely detailed life-size portraits. Working with blue and red tape, an idea (and two mighty big lifts), these artists will evolve an original art-work in response to the site and the moment.
They have three days to create a mural, which stays up for only 24 hours before being removed. This is the result of their creativity.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

#1596 ... Triple Treat

Not a Wellington image but one from a recent trip to Taranaki. Proud Paddy with the results of his fly fishing expedition ... I can taste the evening meal of delicious trout now. Thanks Paddy for allowing me to take the photo.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

#1595 ... Theo@Fonterra

No not in Wellington ... but in New Plymouth waiting for a plane. This is Theo Spierings the new CEO of Fonterra (the leading multinational dairy company, owned by 13000 New Zealand dairy farmers and the world's largest exporter of dairy products) giving an interview before catching his flight.

Monday, October 3, 2011

#1594 ... Ice Skating ???

Strange as it may seem ... an ice skating rink has been installed on Queens Wharf under the white sails. What is very obvious is that we have not grown up in a climate that has lots of ice in the winter ... given how many people keep close to the hand rail!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

#1593 ... Mobile concert seat

The seat that travels with you ... listening to the band at Midland Park ... in the sunshine

Saturday, October 1, 2011

#1592 ... Off to the game

French rugby supporters wandering through the city on their way to the game this evening ... France vs. Tonga. The weather is warm and fine for another great RWC game. Enjoy