March 24, 2015 … out of my element

Bohemian is such an old-fashioned word.

People's Palace

Part of the cheap accommodation that the Salvation Army used to run. The original building had a surprisingly sympathetic top floor addition 99 years later

Somehow it sill seems to capture the character of Wellington’s Cuba Quarter. I had been in the city to return a camera to the vendor after a series of unresolved problems. Since I was close to Cuba Street, I went walking with my trusty, if battle-weary, Canon. I like the architecture in this part of town, or most of it, anyway.


Espressoholic used to be on Courtenay Place, but re-established in Cuba street some years ago.

Sometimes, the interest lies not in the architecture itself, but in what the occupants have done with it. Espressoholic is a well known coffee shop in the city, but its building is unremarkable except for the spray-can work.


A tidy restoration with assorted tenants

A little further down road, a more deliberate restoration job makes this old building quite attractive.

Old building

This old building has a roller door behind which is a large plate-glass swinging door. Hmm.

Around the corner, a tiny side-street of Dixon street houses a quirky old building which the well-dressed occupant assured me was 110 years old. I have no clue what kind of business is conducted from there, but I had the sense that I was unlikely to have been a patron.

Bye for now.


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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