May 14, 2015 … lemons and lemonade

When the weather prevents other kinds of photography, it makes sense to photograph the weather.


“The General Practitioner” is a boutique restaurant and bar with a colourful history. At some stage in its distant past it was a “house of ill repute” and was known as the “house of ladies”. It was deemed to have sufficient character, history and architectural merit that it was physically moved from its original location to make way for the tower block behind it.

Well it makes sense to me, anyway. My choices were further limited by the fact that my car was in being serviced (again). I took the bus to Wellington, and walked the streets looking for opportunities.


One of several retail precincts in Upper Willis Street. I have fond memories of the Japanese restaurant in there.

In upper Willis Street, there are some interesting precincts with quirky shops and ethnic restaurants.


The Front of the Michael Fowler Centre at the bottom of Cuba Street. I like the distortions in the glass and steel reflections

I went along the Ghuznee Street and back down Cuba Street to the Michael Fowler Centre where glass and stainless steel offered some interesting patterns, and contrasts with older architecture.


Most of our weather changes seem to come from the South but this threat is in the North

At Frank Kitts Park, the clouds offered a visible warning of what was on the way.


It seems that this is the start of a prolonged period of rain

Back at home, after collecting my car with the problem still unresolved, I paused at the fence and snatched a shot as the rain started to fall seriously.

And it’s much wetter today.




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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