December 15, 2015 … through other eyes

It’s fun having a teenage granddaughter to visit.

Guinea pig.

Guinea pig at Staglands

The last time I took Grace to Staglands was early in 2005. She had few memories of that earlier visit, but seemed to enjoy this trip just as she did last time. Her pleasure in encountering the various animals helped me to see things anew too. The large Clydesdale horse, the fallow deer, the goats, the rabbits, the highland cattle and the guinea pigs were all of interest.

bird

This bird is either building a nest or needs a shave

The aviaries contained various birds, not all of which I recognised. This one seemed to be engaged in nest-building.

Abseil

Window cleaning the hard way

From there, we went into Wellington where Grace enjoyed exploring the “Op-shop scene”. It soon became clear that this was something for which she didn’t need me, so we arranged to meet later at the bucket fountain and parted company. I wandered shooting random items of interest, including these guys dangling over the edge of a building cleaning windows.

Art

Performance art

During my free time, I sat in the Cuba Mall area and watch a trio of young people engaged in some sort of performance art. It was a combination of dance, song and poetry. They progressed down the mall in exaggerated slow and graceful motion, singing very melodically as they went. Every so often they would stop and the young men would recite some lines involving Wellington and its environmental renewal. I am not really sure what they were achieving. No collections were taken, and their message was not entirely clear, but they were very accomplished and a pleasure to watch. If anyone recognizes them, please put them in touch with me, and I can send them some images.

And that’s another day done.

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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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