Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sunday Afternoon

At parking square, last week   There were many people around Pengino around 5min earlier than this shot.  We were one of them.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


"Beauty in the eye of the BEER holder".  A blackboard sign found at the front of S&F.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013


Or, the auction house parking lot ornament. Makes me want to go junk shopping.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Yellow Carpet

We have rain today...  We needed it and waited for long, but seems to be it will keep in this way for next few days.  

I hope weekend will be another sunny day.

This has been taken in last week under the bright light.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013


The sign still has "Florists" written at side but it is a sweets shop now. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Liquid Alchemy

We went to the open day on Saturday.

I got back home with a bottle of very nice "crafted" Gin (Batch 1, bottle 210/237).   I have out of rose lime juice but had a fresh lime version of Gimlet when I got back. 

Contact and open hours can be find at  their web site : .

1st Cut Gin

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013


 I spotted this guy taking pictures in pretty bad wind Friday afternoon.
And these guys waving back. So, not the big city high rise, but in that wind, it's still a pretty gutsy job.

Sunday, October 20, 2013


Friday morning, Central School kids were spotted practicing their Masked Parade gig from my drawing class classroom.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Full of Beans

Ben's a good cook, but last night he made me Bean Curry which is sure to become one of the most memorable. It had just the right amount of beans and veggies to make the spices come alive without overpowering. Tasty!!

Sunday, October 13, 2013


Ben's Green-lipped mussels steamed in white wine and garlic with shallots, spring onions and taragon. With asparagus and my ugly-but-tasty bread of many grains. We apologize; we watched "Spirited Away" during dinner.

Friday, October 11, 2013

A Familiar Tree

While I was in Japan, I read a dozen Japanese books on van Gogh. Japan has reciprocal affinity with Impressionists, and by extension people who followed in the various post-Imporessionist-isms, but especially with Monet, Renoir and van Gogh. I saw several original painting from this era in variouso permanent collections.

And now I see that there are some Vincent-esque views in Nelson as well. This tree can be seen as I approach the Suter Art Gallery from the back; straight ahead is Queens Gardens, and the small brick structure is where the Mangatapu Murder-accused were jailed.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Half Bold

It's already October, is it? I've been gone on two trips to Japan this year, first because my dad was sick and then because he died, so I've been in Nelson for only two and a half months all year.

Yesterday I walked around town for the first time in months, and among other things, noticed this small hill behind the central business district. Because it was rainy and cloudy all day, it doesn't look so bad in the picture, but the red hillside looked stark and alarming in real life,

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wakatu Sports Bar

Last time I took a photo of Wakatu Hotel, it might be a different colour?  Well this is now.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Temporary ATM

This is the Temporary ATM while this bank's main premises is under renovation.  So fat I have strike two as every time I try it it is also temporary out of order...   Back in few weeks...

Monday, August 19, 2013

Closed for structural assessment

This is today, local POSTSHOP at hardy street was closed for structural assessment.    I was there in the morning to collect post from my box and was told that "no one is allowed to enter the building until assessment has been done".

May be tomorrow...