September 8, 2014 … a golden afternoon

Normalcy seeps back slowly after illness.


The old marina near the Freyberg pool

Yesterday afternoon was just beautiful. It was a lovely still time, and I went to Oriental Bay. The old marina was peaceful, though not mirror perfect, but it was a pretty scene.


Waitangi Park … the nearest we ave to a village green.

My wandering took me past the old Herd Street telecommunications building and I looked across Waitangi Park where, in years gone by there used to be a bus depot and a council yard. Now there were people playing cricket and other games on a wide green space.


Solace of the Wind, among the most photographed of artworks in Wellington

Around the corner and in front of Te Papa, Max Patte’s popular sculpture, “Solace of the Wind” was glowing in the late sun.


Evening stroll

Though not crowded, the walkways were busy, and three weeks hence, when daylight saving time resumes, I suspect there will be wall-to-wall people on an evening like this.


Easy glide

Of course, there are other ways of getting about and the seemingly effortless glide of this single sculler was just one of many possibilities.

St Gerards

Moon over the monastery, Oriental Bay

The Ashken fountain wasn’t running, so I turned round and strolled back towards the car and was rewarded with a  classic view across the boat sheds up towards the monastery. The moon was already high in the clear sky.

Life is good.




About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.
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3 Responses to September 8, 2014 … a golden afternoon

  1. I like the angle you took of “Solace in the wind”

  2. Toya says:

    You must be feeling better, it shows in your images 🙂

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