Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Drift Wood

This is where dad sit on and playing harmonica on that evening.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

My Family

I'm supposed to be helping Ben load the car, but I wanted to post this before we took off. This is Tahuna Beach, dusk, last Sunday, and it's proof that, with great difficulties, I can stay relatively still for one second once in a while. Everybody, please have a good week.

Monday, February 19, 2007


We'll be away for a week, and will resume posting when we get back. Have a good week, everybody.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Cathedral, Musicians and Fish

A lovely cafe, Broccoli Row, was closed and its backyard garden/eating area turned into yet another uninteresting office block. Men are busily rushing to finish it, rushing past me, leaving cement footprints and oily residue on the footpath.

I hope you hose down the lovely manhole cover before you go away!

Saturday, February 17, 2007


Sorry, I don't know the name of those birds. They are quite common, I think.

Friday, February 16, 2007


I dedicate this to lovely Patsy McFarlane, a true blue Nelsonian. May you take a piece of Nelson with you wherever you go, but for goodness sakes, when you come back, let's have coffee!!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Wave and Cloud

At Rabbit Island, we had quite a good shooting session with waves and lots of interesting clouds.

Oya, we asked Mr Akbaba about the travel route, and the answer was, (and he uses Singapore Airlines): Istanbul - Dubai - Singapore - Auckland or Christchurch - Nelson, and he recommends overnighting in Singapore. It sounds like it's a very far away place, doesn't it!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Nimo's Mates

I watched "Finding Nimo" for the first time just last week, and a few days later when I found these guys, I couldn't stop giggling. Here's an eye-popper.

Happy Valentine's Day, folks.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Yap Yap Yap...

Queen's Gardens, Friday. Can't you just hear all the gossip?

Friday, February 09, 2007

Buskers in Town

The buskers in Town! This is a part of Nelson Summer festival, buskers were invited to perform in centre stage (the square at front of the cathedral). This particular performer gets lots of attention from kids. Another shot here.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

This Way! Follow Me!

At Arts Council Nelson; I'm leading a sheltered life right now. The poster is from WOW, the Wearable Arts Awards, which was born and raised in Nelson but moved to the bright lights of Wellington two years ago.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


"Sentinel sails in the Queens Gardens pond. The steel sculpture was inspired by the base of the Nikau palm frond and refers to the waka and ships which brought waves or people to Aotearoa New Zealand. In 1998 work by Dominique de Borrekens and Grant Scott honouirs the Nelson settlers who planted these beautiful gardens over 100 years ago," according to the map.

And you caught me out; I just uploaded the photo intending to write about it latter, and instead of saving as draft, I published it. Sooooo... now the details.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


This is the Cafe & Bar Verdict, just across the road from the Nelson Court House. Neat naming!

Monday, February 05, 2007

Nelson Court House

This is the Nelson Court House near by the Police Building. Many lawyer's offices are around.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Harry's Bar Revisited (Too Bad...)

Any one agree? Some couple coming this way read this and had a good laugh. I love Harry's Bar.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Queen's Gardens Back Hardy Street Gate

The house across the street has crated a fence out of old sewing machine parts. It's the red bits above the green-painted bricks.

(I do have a close-up taken last August here. Not a very good one, but you get the idea.)

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Theme Day: What Really Annoys Me in Nelson

I'm really struggling to find something to post today's theme day. In the morning of 29 January (Nelson Anniversary Day), I found this smashed bus stop shelter. All the glass was smashed. No, it's not an accident but obviously vandalism of some sort. This is the second time I have seen this kind of vandalism in Nelson in past 10+ years. So it's not that bad problem, but it gives me a really bad feeling. The positive side, the pattern of crack on the glass is quite amazing. It looks like art, as if the artist has intentionally done this and framed the broken glass. Well, do not do this to the public (and private) property.

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