Thursday, June 30, 2011

#1498 ... City Parking

One of the "delights" of parking in the inner city ... having your car towed because you forgot about the clear way times ... bugger!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

#1497 ... Tasty Food

The Wishbone outlet in the James Cook Arcade ... Wishbone have many outlets around the city and at the Wellington Airport ... good healthy tasty food options ... breakfast, lunch and dinner

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

#1496 ... The Scaffold

Inside & under construction ... the new Telecom building on Willis St

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

#1493 ... Lamson

There are many many ways to make a decent cup of coffee. We are seeing some of these alternate methods returning to commercial use around Wellington’s more interesting cafés: the Swiss Gold; the Chemex; the V60; the cold drip… and the siphon.

Dave Lamason, formerly Peoples Coffee’s barista trainer, is passionate about the siphon. So passionate he’s opened a new café dedicated to this most theatrical of coffee-making methods. This is Lamason, Wellington’s only siphon-brewed coffee bar. (Others do siphon, it’s true: Memphis Belle, Customs Brew Bar, and for a short while Mojo Origins – but Lamason is the first to make this method the centrepiece of their café experience.) Lamason is underneath the carpark in Lombard Street – that’s the odd little street running between Bond Street and the former Manners Mall.

Inside there’s a lot of bare concrete, with the dominant feature being a very large wooden bar. And on the bar is The Apparatus.

Friday, June 24, 2011

#1492 ... Wellington Promotion

On the street handing out brochures for the Wellington Open Day this Sunday... get along to see many of the sights ... a gold coin entry ... learn some more about our great little city.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

#1490 ... Looking down on Lambton

Looking down on Lambton Quay ... in the foreground is the edge of Midland Park... Waring Taylor Street to the right and Johnston Street to the left. Centre between the two cream coloured buildings is Woodward Street with The Terrace in the background

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

#1489 ... Dayglo Vests & White Hats

Four construction foremen on Willis Street assessing the work on the new Telecom Building ... I wonder if the WHITE HATS make them part of an Edward de Bono workshop!

Monday, June 20, 2011

#1488 ... It's a Wrap

The Tower Insurance Building getting wrapped up ... in preparation for external refurbishment ... it will be like Christmas when they unwrap it.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

#1487 ... New Shop

Out-fitting the new Telecom shop on Willis Street ... organised chaos in action

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

#1485 ... Peddling but going nowhere

The IBIS Hotel and some great cyclists raising funds for Cure Kids ... Featherston Street

Thursday, June 16, 2011

#1484 ... Yellow Bollard

Still waters ... Dockside Restaurant in the background ... the EAST WEST catamaran that runs between Days Bay and here ... to the right

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

#1482 ... Slight of Hand

You will see this "card magic" busker all over the city ... delightfully engaging ... here he is on Lambton Quay ... entertaining!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

#1480 ... The STOP-GO Man

And this is the man with his road sign and cones who controls the pedestrians, cars and buses in Willis Street.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

#1479 ... Moving the Hole

Willis Street has been a construction zone for months, creating chaos for pedestrians, cars and buses ... I think these workers have finally got the hole in its final position !! and are now filling it in.

Friday, June 10, 2011

#1478 ... Price of Petrol

Maybe this is the best indicator of the price of petrol ... Hunter St, Old Bank Arcade in the background

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

#1473 ... Acknowledging the Weight

This is the second year of the charity event which contributes to the Melanoma Foundation in memory of a colleague. Bad-As 2011: The name says it all really, how exciting is this as a concept – women lifting heavy as $#!t.. (yeah, a little low-key cursing definitely fits this event) and no doubt you can understand why!

Tons (yep, it will easily be in the tons) of weight shifted over the day will be supplied by One Rep Max NZ, and lifted on their bars. They have also committed gear for prizes, and the best part is, people are already entering for the sake of personal best’s, testing, competition, growth, and community. The prizes are just a sweetener. This all about contribution and ‘all about community’.
THANKS to RUMI for another great image

Saturday, June 4, 2011

#1472 ... Splish Splash

The Bucket Fountain in Cuba Mall doing its thing ... splish splash frozen in time

Friday, June 3, 2011

#1471 ... On the tiles

The Old Bank Arcade on Lambton Quay needs some repairs and maintenance ... and the tilers proudly told me the tiles were French ... I suppose that makes a difference

Thursday, June 2, 2011

#1470 ... Orange Markers

Willis Street ... still a construction zone with cones ... lined up to keep the traffic on the straight and narrow.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011