December 15, 2014 … rapidly fading glory

Slowly, oh so slowly, progress is happening.

Titahi Bay

Titahi Bay boatsheds


Of course, technical quality is different to aesthetic quality, and a new camera does not mean my photographic eye is any better than it was with the other cameras. No matter, I shall keep trying to remove barriers between me and better images. I started looking in Titahi Bay. The often photographed row of colourfully painted boatsheds is fading into disrepair.


Skeleton of the State Picture Theatre


In the afternoon, I wandered up and down Jackson Street looking for opportunities. Of course they were all around me, but I didn’t see most of them. The old State Picture Theatre seems to be nearing a critical stage of its demolition. Or is it being restored? No visible signs give any clue as to its future, but I had to capture the delicacy of the curved steel trusses that gave form to its once grand arched roof.


In the balance … slow-moving inventory


Across the street a shop that specialises in second-hand tools was closed for the weekend, but in the window a laboratory balance seemed to be an improbable item unless someone chose to acquire it for ornamental reasons. The typewriters in the background are not likely to sell quickly either.

Community Centre

Community Centre


In Britannia Street, the community centre building was looking well cared for and nicely painted.  I could imagine it as a background to a Norman Rockwell painting.

See you tomorrow.


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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