Friday, January 31, 2014

#2166 ... RED=$8K

Met four passionate trail bikers in Upper Hutt ... these are their wheels being loaded after a day of zapping down big hills. The red bike is a mere $8,000 and worth every cent according to the owner. Thanks guys for chatting.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

#2165 ... Big Cow Eyes

... driving through Takapau country on the way back from Hawkes Bay and came across these big cow eyes

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

#2164 ... Wind Wanted

The wind turbines at Ashurst as seen from Woodville .... sustainable energy ??

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

#2163 ... Scavenging

Feeding the seagulls with chips ... catching the food in mid air. Plimmerton Beach

Monday, January 27, 2014

#2162 ... Plimmerton Sunset

Fish and chips "alfresco" at Plimmerton Beach ... with an amazing backdrop of the setting sun.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

#2161 ... Peter Pik

Peter Pik .. the travelling guitar man from Australia ... has been enthralling pedestrians this week with his "raw" music ... bringing musical colour to the city ... and Peter is off to Auckland next and then to Adelaide for the Arts Festival ... probably resident in Rundle Mall/Street. Thanks for the sounds Peter.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

#2160 ... Travelling Horses

The patterned horse and a delightful, obliging young lady who consented to pose with the happy horse. Midland Park, promoting Wellington Cup Day at Trentham.

Friday, January 24, 2014

#2159 ... College Latte

The Heretaunga College hospitality class leaerning how to make a great coffee at Mojos on the Waterfront ... the neat thing about this was that they were all enthusiastic wbaout what they were doing ... and they sure made some great coffee.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

#2158 ... The Crab Shack Man

The boss man chef at the Crab Shack and Shed 5 preparing the lunchtime menu ... for meat eaters!!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

#2154 ... Waiting for Toddlers

Wagamam all geared up for the forthcoming baby boom ... or maybe just a booking for the local Toddlers' Collective.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014

#2152 ... Your tip please.

You would be scared not to leave a tip ... Thunderbird Cafe, Featherston St.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

#2150 ... Shod in London

Met Melissa at the local supermarket ... adding style to the mundane ... shoes purchased from Topshop in London & worn with style in Wellington. THANKS MELISSA for putting the right foot forward and love to meet your cowboy boot brother sometime.

Monday, January 13, 2014

#2149 ... Slippery Water

Gliding through the water on a magic Wellington morning ... note the height of the waves ... SMILE and ENJOY. Wellington Harbour

Sunday, January 12, 2014

#2148 ... Sea Dog

Keeping watch on a large catameran moored by Dockside ... all quite black and white really

Friday, January 10, 2014

#2146 ... Anticipation

Friendly, willing atudents happy to define "anticipation" .. the Gelato Shop, Mt Eden, Auckland ... WDP on Tour

#2145 ... Tiki Touring

Our delightfully lovable Daughter #3, Johanna driving a piece of classic British steel from Wellington to Auckland ... with built-in close to hand snack dispenser .. what an awesome road trip we had. WDP on Tour

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

#2143 ... Daragh + Bike

Daragh + Bike ... "Biking unplugged", Newmarket, Auckland WDP on Tour

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

#2142 ... "Carving up the Land"

The Sculpture Walk ... at the Auckland Botannic Gardens ... I was brought up on a sheep and beef farm, 1.5km from here ... this piece by Michael Klaja and Gordon Smith, "Carving up the Land" is so powerful it's scary. This massive but absolutely realistic knife sticks into the earth as if it has just been thrust there. The main message is in the title, that we humans have attacked our land with violence and strength, greedily carving it up and devouring it. The subliminal messages, about physical violence, status and power, come from the knife. The metaphor of my castration adds to the powerful symbolism of this work. This beautiful brute will sell, to a bloke I bet, and it's a mere $29,000.
PHOTO by my son, Joshua. WDP on Tour

Monday, January 6, 2014

Sunday, January 5, 2014

#2140 ... IMBROGLIO

Three energetic students on their road trip back to Wellington, Waiouru Army Museum. WDP on Tour

Friday, January 3, 2014

#2138 ... Ballerina

#2136 ... Tennis Date with Ana

Another magic day to get 2014 off to a great start ... an afternoon at the ASB Classic ... watching Ana Ivanovic play singles and doubles ... the latter was like being at your local tennis club right on the edge of the court ... amazing happy tennis.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

#2135 ... Definition of Summer

Fresh, ripe, strawberries ... the the aroma, the taste, the experience ... natural pleasure. Tairua, Coromandel. "WDP on Tour"

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

#2134 ... My Rocks

Two very special individuals ... my rocks, my minders, my kids. On holiday in Katikati
"WDP on Tour"