Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

#1739 ... Evening at the bay

Early evening at Oriental Bay ... looking north east to the Hutt Valley. NOTE the airborne swimmer jumping off the pontoon to the far left.

Monday, February 27, 2012

#1738 ... Not so sure

Sampling the icecream at Moore Wilsons ... but not so sure about the taste, even if Dad is.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

#1736 ... Giving students the edge

The university year is about to start again ... and students are moving into accommodation all over the city. The local radio station The Edge put on a sausage barbecue and a welcome for the students and their families at Ustay Apartments. Willis Street.

Friday, February 24, 2012

#1735 ... Cafe under Construction

The underground toilets on Courtenay Place served the needs of Wellington's gentlemen for almost a century. But soon it could be serving all sexes something completely different – coffee and pizza. The same team that owns restaurants Scopa in Cuba St, Duke Carvell's in Swan Lane, and Crazy Horse in Willis St have resource consent to build the kiosk, designed by Athfield Architects, near the corner of Taranaki St and Courtenay Place. Business partner Simon Niblett said the final decision on whether to build was made following the building consent. It was hoped to open in April or May next year. The kiosk would be built over the underground toilets, incorporating part of the toilets' above-ground brick work.

A canopy extending over the building would provide pedestrian shelter. take a look at the artist's impression. The original toilets were built in the early 1900s and closed by Wellington City Council in 1999, when the search for an alternative use for the building began.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

#1734 ... High View

Looking south down the north end of Lambton Quay. Midland park in centre background.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

#1733 ... Mucho Mucho

Mucho Mucho Cafe on the corner of Taranaki Street and Courtenany Place ... a great mural of a street scape. Great coffee to!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

#1732 ... Gangway

The gangway to the Sea Shepherd which visited Wellington. Taranaki St Wharf

Monday, February 20, 2012

#1731 ... Interview

Three "home grown" festival goers ... being interviewed by three ... camera, sound, microphone. By Te Papa, northside

Sunday, February 19, 2012

#1730 ... Floating Boxes

A container ship being nudged into the Wellington wharves ... Hikitia, the floating crane in the foreground

Saturday, February 18, 2012

#1729 ... Home Grown Fashion

The waterfront was taken over by multiple stages for the "home grown" music festival ... sunny day, lots of people, great day.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

#1727 ... Courtenay Quarter

Out drinking and want a quick meal in Courtenay Place ... try the Noodle Canteen

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

#1725 ... Courtenay Quarter

Zico's Restaurant at the eastern end of Courtenay Place ... another great place to have a meal.

Monday, February 13, 2012

#1724 ... Classic Peace

Normally the Old Bank Arcade is full of people having a coffee and browsing the shops ... so you can't really take in the classic charm of the interior. Here is a quiet time captured by Rumi ... THANKS

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

#1722 ... 3D SK8

The city is hosting skate boarding competitions and to compliment the event ... they are also putting on a gallery show of skate board related artworks ... get along to Courtenay Place and see some alternative art .. here are some images by Chay crafted on the deck.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

#1719 ... Smart Cart

Going to golf ... take the convertible Peugot Golf Cart !! Johnston St.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

#1718 ... Fidel's

Fidel's ... another of the great cafes in Wellington ... just walk up Cuba Street and keep going to the top end. You'll enjoy it when you get there.

Monday, February 6, 2012

#1717 ... Grammar

Is that "PRIVATE, No Parking" or "private no parking" ... I suppose it's all the same really .... YOU cannot park here!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

#1716 ... and now the after party

After the Rugby Sevens .. and heading into the city for the long night party ... and maybe some will be falling over like dominoes! ... but this time there is a big win to celebrate. NZ achieved back to back wins at the Wellington round of the Sevens Competition

Saturday, February 4, 2012

#1715 ... A Pirate Tea

Even Pirates need to start the day with a good cup of tea in fine china ... to get prepared for a second day at the Rugby Sevens. Sweet Mother's Kitchen, Courtenay Place

Friday, February 3, 2012

#1714 ... Longest Shakes in Town

Simple dress up for the SEVENS ... and stunningly executed. The Milk Shake team.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

#1713 ... The party starts

The annual Wellington rugby sevens tournament kicked off today with a welcome parade for the 16 teams competing. Floats and cheerleaders moved through the city at mid-day with the same enthusiasm which will be mirrored by the crowds over the weekend. The rugby could come in at third place once punters are dressed up and have had a few drinks. Wellington weather can be dire at the best of times but the MetService promising the rain will stay away. Scoop image by Mark P. Williams ... Thank you

Wednesday, February 1, 2012