December 20, 2014 … the year is fading to a close

The city is going quiet.

Bank

The old bank building on Lambton Quay

 

Many institutions closed for the summer break yesterday. For many this is a financial issue, because it forces people to use up some of their outstanding leave balance thereby relieving the accounts of a significant liability. For others, it is simply a great opportunity to get a few extra days in the messy period before Christmas. I lunched with a good friend at  Leuven, a very fine establishment specialising in Belgian beer and mussels. I am convince there are no better mussels anywhere. As always I arrived early, and took some shots of city art and architecture.

Protoplasm

Wind-kinetic sculpture. Each of the large green “pebbles” can swivel independently of the others as the wind moves it.

 

Wellington seems to have a policy that trades off certain obligations in return for a significant piece of public art. I am not sure if this is one such piece, but the wind-kinetic sculpture entitled “Protoplasm” by Phil Price is an eye-catching piece.

Gone

How weird that I should unknowingly catch this building the day before its demolition

 

I took the long way home again with a view to finding out how to contact the land owner on which a an old woolshed sits near the Judgeford golf course. I have often thought that there was a useful picture to be had if I could catch it at dawn (unlikely) or dusk. I finally found a phone number only to learn that it was to be demolished today as a workplace hazard. So I never go the shot I envisaged, and have to settle for the one made yesterday, in the rain.

Goodnight all.

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About wysiwygpurple

Retirement suits me well. I spend much of my time out making pictures, or at home organizing and refining my pictures. This blog provides me with a platform from which I can indulge my passion for improving my photography and at the same time analyze my thoughts about what I have seen, where I have been and what is happening in my life. My images set out to be honest, but that does not mean I have not adjusted them. I use software to display what I saw though the viewfinder to best advantage. My preference is for landscape and nature, and is mostly centred around my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.
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