November 13, 2014 … random views from the valley

Wandering the valley yesterday was not very productive.

Cruise liner

Celebrity Solstice berthed at Aotea Quay

From the lookout at the top pf the Wainuiomata hill, the cruise liner Celebrity Solstice stood out like a great white whale. There are bigger ships, but she is certainly one of or largest regular summer visitors.

Tanks

Oil and chemical storage, Seaview

From the same vantage point I got a different view of the tank farm at the Seaview oil terminal.

Seaview

Seaview from Fairfield

My wandering took me up Summit Road in Fairfield at the Southern end of Naenae  and from there a different view of the same tanks.

crosses

… among the crosses, row on row.

Coming back through the Lower Hutt CBD, I was shocked at the destruction of two giant phoenix palms from outside the War Memorial Library. The trees had gone, and a gang of workers was grinding out the root system with a giant spinning saw.  Near the scene of the carnage, these rather temporary crosses were the remnant of the previous days Remembrance Day observances.

Something different tomorrow

 

 

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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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