Monday, December 31, 2012

#2045 ... Swim Safe

We now have Life guards at Oriental Bay ... one of Wellington's most popular beaches ... especially for children ... Thanks for keeping us safe this summer.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

#2044 ... NO SUITS

Wellington Airport ... lots of people travelling and NO SUITS to be seen ... holiday time and not work time !!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

#2043 ... Lost Cruise

It is the cruise ship season and this is a common sight around Wellington City and visitors attempt to orientate themseleves and sort out which direction they need to go. This couple from Holland were want to visit the old St Pauls Cathedral .. a magnficent wooden building in Murphy Street ... about 10 minutes easy walk from here ... cnr of Stout St and lambton Quay

Friday, December 28, 2012

#2042 ... Street Find

Found on Lambton Quay ... so that was what someone's Christmas was all about.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

#2041 ... Motorway Sky

Driving up the Hutt Valley on the motorway ... interesting clouds for Wellington

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

#2040 ... Cool Moves

YES it got up to the 30s ... with little breeze ... so some took alternative means to keep cool on Christmas Day. Carterton, Wairarapa ... 80km from Wellington.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

#2039 ... Christmas Day

Trying out the new bike and scooters ... local boys with their Christmas presents ...and the boys all have their helmets on ... a hot sunny day ... expecting the high 20s today ... and that's hot for Wellington.

Monday, December 24, 2012

#2038 ... Please can I have some more?

These guys are super busy keeping up with the money flow ... The oliver Twist syndrome maybe?

Sunday, December 23, 2012

#2037 ... Relaxed Shopping

Classiquo Nail Botique in Cuba Street ... and this is how you wait for your appointment ... much more relaxed than in the middle of the CBD ... and you come out looking great ... not frazzled!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

#2036 ... It's a Wrap

The wrapping station at the mall ... extremely busy for those who are wrap challenged.

Friday, December 21, 2012

#2035 ... Smile now

Come on ... SMILE ... it's Christmas ... and the Big Red Man is not scarey!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

#2034 ... NO GO

NO driving through Bond Street ... the City Council has put up the orange barriers and closed off another access to Willis Street. perhaps red barriers would have been more in season! ... like the ESPRIT store front above.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

#2033 ... The Corporate Run

The florist from "bunches" delivering the weekly flower arrangement to a well presented corporate office. Fast deliveries along Featherston Street

#2032 ... Summer ???

So this is summer ... a foggy damp morning ... creating chaos at the airport with delayed flights and disrupted Christmas travel plans. Ngaio Village

Monday, December 17, 2012

#2031 .. Sir Keith

Sir Keith Holyoake has stood in Molesworth Street for a number of years .. with the refurbishment of the adjacent building for NZ Rugby .. he was moved out of harms way. he has now returned and feeling the cold a little ... here he is clothed in bubble wrap; apparently good insulation !! BIO: Sir Keith Jacka Holyoake, KG, GCMG, CH, PC, QSO, KStJ (11 February 1904 – 8 December 1983) was a New Zealand politician. The only person to have been both Prime Minister and Governor-General of New Zealand,[1] Holyoake was National Party Prime Minister from 20 September 1957 to 12 December 1957, then again from 12 December 1960 to 7 February 1972. He was appointed as Governor-General in 1977 and served until 1980. Holyoake is to date the third longest serving New Zealand Prime Minister (just under 12 years), surpassed only by Richard Seddon's 13 years and William Massey's close to 13 years; he was also the first to be born in the 20th century.[2] He was known for his diplomatic style and "plummy" voice. He was also fondly (or mockingly) known as Kiwi Keith, a name given to him in childhood to distinguish him from an Australian child with the same name.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

#2030 ... Christmas

Lambton Quay is getting busier ... nothing like NY or London but busy for us .. as Christmas comes closer.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

#2029 ... City Overview

Flying over the city looking to the south ... Westpac Stadium centre stage ... the city beyond ... and Cook Strait on the horizon. The Inter Islander Ferry at the bottom of the shot.

Friday, December 14, 2012

#2028 ... Bring out the Band

Christmas here is in the middle of summer .. so the band playing Christmas tunes finds a shady place on Lambton Quay.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

#2026 ... YES Look

A great job for students ... promoting pedestrian safety around Wellington ... Look both ways and watch out for cars and buses ... they do not mesh well with people!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

#2025 ... Message on High

A new message going up on another high level billboard ... cnr Taranaki and Wakefield Sts.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

#2023 ... A Great Day

Everyone was out enjoying a great summers day ... and here relaxing Te whare whaka by the Lagoon.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

#2022 ... Two Tui

A pair of Tui in the cabbage tree in the back yard ...singing their joyful tunes.

Friday, December 7, 2012

#2021 ... Modern Word Processor

Well it was modern in 1974 and it didn't have batteries which go flat ... and it also printed in red!! A design icon.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

#2018 ... Phoenix Ball

Demonstrations of ball skills by some of the Phoenix players at Midland Park ... ball and player floating above the ground.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

#2016 ... Red Three

Three red chairs outside an eclectic gift shop in Paekakariki ... north of Wellington.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

#2015 ... Pretty Petunia

My entry in the Foxglove Bar & Kitchen competition ... Beautifully mointored and paced growth to fulfil the total length of the competition ... luxurious green agricultural growth finished off with blooming radiance ... and note the additional three blooms on the way .. Quintuplets no less. The Quintessential Petunia