Tuesday, July 30, 2013

#2086 ... Day One

Yesterday at Magnetix in Johnston Street ... this was Dani's first day on the job ... and being fashionable in the fashion section ... enjoy your new job.

Monday, July 29, 2013

#2085 ... Shattered

The glaziers van came round the corner and left a big sheet of glass on the roadside ... well really a whole lot of pieces that once was a sheet! ... great sound effects. This was the aftermath ... the clean up. Featherston Street.

#2084 ... A Senior Tramp

These guys behave and perform like they are in their 30s ... the Tararua Tramping Club senior members off for a tramp along the city walks ... what a happy energetic group.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

#2083 ... Basket Ball Visitors

This girls college team were over from Nelson for a basket ball competition ... met them in Courtenay Place ... seeing the sights of Wellington ... play hard, play fair.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

#2082 ... Saturday Night Sustenance

Getting fish and chips at the Mt.Victoria Chippery in Majoribanks Street ... very good.

Friday, July 26, 2013

#2081 ... Coffee + Sun

A welcome break, with a coffee, in the sunshine outside the Old Government Building ... now part of Victoria University, Pipitea Campus.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

#2081 ... WIUO

Audience participation atthe Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra concert at the Town Hall. A fund raiser to help them on their way to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival ... travel safely and WOW them on the other side of the world. A good night.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

#2080 ... It's a BOY

Air new Zealand, our national airline published this deligtful advert ... although not a Wellington only image ... it did bring "a smile to the mind"

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

#2079 ... Family History Created

Today was a special day for our family ... the funeral for my wife Fay ... and here is an image of the casket that friends and family wrote messages on ... beautiful yellow roses that she so loved ... and we are feeling so thankful for great family and friends at this time ... the creation of special family heartfelt memories.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

#2077 ... Ready to Go

Hanh Trinh, our delightful homestay student ... is not so keen on staying home ... and is ready to move out in a hurry!!. Wellington has been subjected to many earthquakes over the last 48 hours ... the largest being 6.5 at just after 5pm today. ... and YES you sure knew it was an earthquake. Go to Geonet and follow the shakes and shudders. News reports in the New Zealand Herald

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

#2075 ... Cousi Bros

The short and tall of it ... adjusted for convenience ... meeting again after 6 months ... and even the dog was intrigued.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

#2074 ... No Seating

The tables and chairs outside Arabica Cafe opposite the Intercontinental Hotel... on a very wet day this week.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

#2073 ... Taking Notice

A series of posters describing the work on the underpass in Buckle Street. Here's some background on the project. When the National War Memorial was first built in 1932 it was highly visible from most areas of the capital. At that time there was a proposal to create a boulevard to link the memorial to Courtenay Place. This never eventuated and, while still highly visible, the memorial has become isolated in a semi-industrial zone as the city has grown up around it. In 2005, the Crown acquired land on behalf of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage on Buckle Street, to create a New Zealand Memorial Park across the road from the National War Memorial. This park was to join the adjacent National War Memorial and the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior as a major focal point for New Zealanders to commemorate sacrifice during time of war. Project planning for the Paterson-Tory St Bridge has proceeded on the basis that Buckle Street could be placed in an underpass should funding become available to do so. This means that the Buckle Street Underpass at Memorial Park fully integrates with plans to construct a bridge around the Basin Reserve. On 7 August 2012, the Government announced the National War Memorial Park, including putting Buckle Street underground to remove the traffic that currently separates Memorial Park from the National War Memorial. This will create a new, unified National Memorial precinct. Development of the Park is a key part of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s commemoration of the centenary of the First World War, and the completed New Zealand Memorial Park will be in place by ANZAC Day 2015. This will improve the setting of the National War Memorial and strengthen the heritage value of the entire area. It will also heighten visitors’ experience of the National War Memorial and improve the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and the schoolchildren who currently cross Buckle Street at grade.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

#2072 ... Colour on the Street

At the local florist in Featherston Street ... starts to make you feel warmer.

Monday, July 15, 2013

#2071 ... Taking orders

Taking the lunch orders at Astoria Cafe, Midland Park ... busy as usual.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

#2070 ... Wet Junction

Dropped some books off at the library this morning and yes ... another wet day and an uncrowded street. Victoria Street with Chews Lane, centre image.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

#2069 ... See Wall

The temporary seawall put in place after the very rough storms which damaged much of the southern coast seahore. Island Bay

Friday, July 12, 2013

#2068 ... Spot of Colour

A construction worker adds welcome relief to the monochrome building undergoing rejuvenation. Willis Street.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

#2067 ... Well Suited

The team at Working Style showing off that elegant classic gentlemen style that they are reknown for. Woodward Street

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

#2063 ... Mid event hunger

After the ceremony and before the photo shoot ... it's time for a light snack ... next to Macs' Brewbar.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

#2062 ... On reflection

Young skateboarder looking for some company ... Taranaki Street Wharf. Thanks Dad for providing the model!!

Friday, July 5, 2013

#2061 ... High Street Country

During my travels in Ashburton, spotted these Spanish boots attached to a delightful young lady ... a very stylish interpretation of the classic cowboy boot ... note the metal towcaps.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

#2060 ... A Bucket Classic

Another awesome photo by DAVID PEARS of this iconic sculpture in Cuba Street. THANKS DAVID for another great image of our capital City !!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

#2059 ... FIRE!

Homes were evacuated and trains on nearby lines stopped after the blaze at a home in Barnard St, Wadestown, which began about 3pm yesterday (Wednesday). At least 14 appliances, with a total of more than 50 firefighters manning them, along with a helicopter with a monsoon bucket, tackled the blaze after it spread to scrub in the nearby town belt. Fire communications shift manager David Meikle says the fire was under control by 7pm. Four Fire Service teams and four rural firefighting teams from Wellington City Council were still dampening down hotspots and were likely to be there most of the night, Mr Meikle said. Strong winds, which were predicted to get up to 120km/h, were hindering firefighters. There were no reports of injuries.

#2058 ... Polling Day

This amazing shot was taken by DAVID PEARS who has a number of images on WDP. he happened to be at Oriental Bay when these two pole dancers set up to do some outdoor practice ... your own shoot almost on-demand. THANKS DAVID

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

#2057 ... Eclectic Please

The coffee servery at Thunderbird Cafe, Featherston Street ... a real eclectic mix of all sorts.

Monday, July 1, 2013