Category Archives: History

October 13, 2017 … around the region and further afield

Sometimes I have to work hard to find an image in otherwise drab circumstances, However, sometimes the effort pays off. We have had a lot of grey weather recently, but even in such circumstances I love our city. Even in … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Architecture, Camera club, History, Landscapes, Light, Otaki, Paremata, Santa Rosa, sunrise, Sunset, Weather, Wellington | 3 Comments

August 24, 2017 … across the hill and down the other side

It seems I have let time get away on me again. Since I last wrote I have spent a lot of time trying to improve my ability to see things in creative ways. Sometimes it works, and sometimes the seeing … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Birds, Haywards Hill, History, Landscapes, Machinery, Maritime, Martinborough, Wairarapa | 2 Comments

October 5, 2016 … the sun comes back again

There was a dinner in town for my friend, PhD supervisor and former colleague, Emeritus Professor Pak Yoong to mark the occasion of his retirement. Several of us who were successfully navigated by him to our doctorates gathered to honour … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, Architecture, Camera club, History, Kelburn, Landscapes, Light, Military, Paekakariki, Railway, Weather, Wellington | Leave a comment

July 27, 2015 … darkness and hope

Yesterday we came home passing through Christchurch. Since the devastating earthquake on 22 February, 2011, 1,616 days have passed. Human expectations vary, but for those who don’t live there, it comes as a shock to see how much, and how … Continue reading

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February 8, 2015 … a day on the farm

Thanks to a friend the previous night, Mary and I spent much of yesterday on a farm a little North of Levin. The Horowhenua Vintage Machinery Club were having their Harvest Weekend. It was a bit like an old-time Agricultural … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Aviation, History, Horowhenua, Landscapes, Machinery | 1 Comment

August 5, 2014 … and now we lie in Flanders fields*

Wonderful opportunities arose yesterday. It was a day of solemn memories in New Zealand, marking as it did, the 100th anniversary of our country’s entry into the first world war. A 100 gun salute was to be fired on the … Continue reading

Posted in adversity, Birds, harbour, History, Landscapes, Rescue, Weather, Wellington | 6 Comments

December 1, 2013 … a trip in time

After a pleasantly relaxed morning, Lunch in Arrowtown seemed like a splendid idea. If you are in Arrowtown, I heartily recommend “The Postmaster’s Residence” for delightful meals. Chef Sam Laycock puts real imagination into his menu, and the dishes delivered … Continue reading

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