Tuesday, May 31, 2011

#1468 ... Hanging Around

High rise window cleaners go about their daily work ... Featherston St.

Monday, May 30, 2011

#1467 ... Coffee to go

Another of Wellington's many coffee stops ... Arabica has both a cafe and this pick up and go ... opposite the Intercontinental Hotel.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

#1466 ... Clean View

Keeping the view clean ... the window cleaner doing his magic on the windows at Cranfields, Johnston St ... turn right at the red planters for Midland Park.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

#1465 ... Cafe Art

Peoples Cafe, Garrett Street ... great coffee ... love the single origin Mexican Chiapas.

Friday, May 27, 2011

#1464 ... Long Shadows

Lambton Quay, mid-day with the low winter sun creating some striking shadow patterns.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

#1458 ... Dinner Tonight

The Wadestown Takeaways ... burgers, fish & chips, chinese etc ... must be my turn to cook dinner tonight !!

Friday, May 20, 2011

#1457 ... Solitude Shapes

Concrete shapes on the waterfront ... and some peaceful lunchtime solitude ... classic

Thursday, May 19, 2011

#1456 ... Graduate Parade

The new graduates from Victoria University taking part in the traditional march along Lambton Quay to the Civic Square. At least the rain cleared for the mid-day walk.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

#1455 ... Music Traveller

Getting the large string instrument home after the nights performance ... at least it had a wheel on the base ... very cool

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

#1454 ... Warrant of Fitness

Warrant of fitness time at Vehicle Testing NZ ... but take note of the car and the personalised number plate. The owner has transferred the number plate across a number of Audi TTs that he has had. "0000TT" is a classic plate for this model of car.

Monday, May 16, 2011

#1453 ... Hospice Collection

College students helping with the street collection for the local Mary Potter Hospice ... Wellington Railway Station

Sunday, May 15, 2011

#1452 ... Night Lights - Hand held

Looking from Cobham Drive by the airport across to the Haitaitai hills ... hand held camera of house lights at night.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

#1451 ... Ghostly legs

Ghostly legs walking across the pedestrian crossing at night ... CIRCA Theatre and Te Papa in the left background

Friday, May 13, 2011

#1450 ... Happy Sad

More artwork from around the Opera House ... the classic happy sad masks

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

#1448 ... Open for viewing

The First Light house is completed and open for guided tours ... long queues of interested people over the weekend. The young architects are very passionate about their design and it really shows when they do the tour commentary.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

#1447 ... Tubular Coffee

The coffee bean dispensers at Mojos on Lambton Quay ... makes for a different perspective on coffee.

Monday, May 9, 2011

#1446 ... Action in Featherston St.

A false emergency ... but the fire engine attended ... screaming its way down Featherson St.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

#1445 ... Clouded Evening

Evening clouds over Ngaio/Khandallah ... a warm glow after a wet weekend

Saturday, May 7, 2011

#1444 ... Unique First Light

Every two years since 2002 the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition has taken place in Washington DC, showcasing a working display of energy innovation in action. It is one of the most ambitious and inspiring events in the U.S.

It challenges 20 university teams, through a series of 10 contests, to demonstrate inventive clean-energy solutions by building solar-powered houses that feature cost-effective, energy-efficient construction and incorporate energy-saving appliances and renewable energy systems.

Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand’s capital city, has been selected as one of 20 university teams to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 – the only entry, ever, from the southern hemisphere. Here it is being put together in Frank Kitts Park, Wellington. Read about the First Light House and watch the time lapse of the construction.

Friday, May 6, 2011

#1443 ... Wagamama Red Scooter

Red scooter outside Wagamama Restaurant on the water front. Scooters are increasingly popular with the current price of fuel.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

#1442 ... Wagamama Black Cat

Black cat outside Wagamama Restaurant on the water front ... colour co-ordinated with the logo !!

Monday, May 2, 2011

#1439 ... Wet Birds

YES even the seagulls love a fresh water bath ... and they don't mind the company of pigeons. Te Aro Park between Manners & Dixon Sts

Sunday, May 1, 2011

#1438 ... Christian Science

The First Church of Christian Science in upper Willis Street ... designed by Ian Athfield in 1982.It seems to mimic some mythical sea creature ... an intersting interlude between the surrounding square traditional buildings