Lunch in the city imposes obligations.
I feel the need to make pictures while I am there so as to make the most of the opportunity,and the petrol, if I have driven, as I did yesterday. I arrived before the appointed hour, so went for a walk around the block. Immediately across the road was a black building, now the home to the accounting software company, Xero. Originally it was the John Chambers building. It has undergone various phases of earthquake strengthening over the years, and has recently been transformed to the specifications of Xero.
Around the corner, on the wharf (I didn’t say it was a big block), there is a forest of presawn timber. I am told this is an art work. Described as a “timber garden”, this is made from timber sawn from piles salvaged from the various “cut-outs” in the wharf. Cleverly, the poles can be unbolted and laid flat to be used as seating for functions in the area. Additionally, there are fittings at the top of each pole to allow for the rigging of banners or even shade cloths to suit various events held in this space.
Still too early for lunch, I popped into the pub to discuss with the functions manager the reservation of some space for the participants in Saturday’s Photowalk. While I was waiting for her, I put my lens against a window where this particular pub used to brew beer. It seems they now served beer from kegs brewed elsewhere. I found the view interesting anyway.
As it turns out, my friend had arrived early too and had taken a walk around a different block. Ah well we can both do with the exercise.
In the evening, I had to take a picture of more flowers received by Mary in recognition of her momentous career milestone.
The lilies that I photographed earlier in the week have really reached their peak, and they are bursting open almost like popcorn going off in a microwave.
Tomorrow is the photowalk, so things may be late.