December 28, 2014 … bright cloth, fresh fruit and razor wire

Yesterday was a quiet day.


Filling in time waiting for the shopping to be over


In the morning Mary had some shopping and I decided to wait outside. Some shops just don’t work for me. On the other hand the bright fabrics on the stand at the door caught my eye.


Fresh picked the same day


While we were out, I learned that one of the growers from the Wairarapa had sent a truckload of fresh berries over the hill and was selling them at the roadside in Silverstream. Will the day ever come when we can evoke not only the colour, but the feel and smell of such things in a photograph?


The harbour entrance seen from Mt Crawford


After lunch I wandered in the Miramar area. There is a nice view from the top of Mt Crawford, towards the harbour entrance, so that was captured with no great distinction.


The receiving pen. The prison van would arrive here from the court and the prisoners would go through the door on the right to begin their sentence


Behind me was the dismal institution, Mt Crawford Prison. This was a low to medium security prison which is now closed, and perhaps will be demolished one day. For the present, it sits atop one of the best viewpoints in Wellington, surrounded by its shield of gloomy pines.

That’s all for now.


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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One Response to December 28, 2014 … bright cloth, fresh fruit and razor wire

  1. nzvideos says:

    What about Scratch ‘n Sniff stickers and cards? There was a strawberry one.

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