Monday, 31 August 2009

Day 92 - Baby booties

Baby booties
Ready to go into a baby shower basket

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Day 91 - Buffet cart

Buffet cart
The Pines, Houghton Bay

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Day 90 - Dance floor

The dance floor beckons ...
The Pines, Houghton Bay

Friday, 28 August 2009

Day 89 - Fountain

Frank Kitts Lagoon

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Day 88 - Clothing prize pool

Clothing prize pool
Courtesy of Export Gold

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Day 87 - I ♥ Wellington

I ♥ Wellington
Waterfront sculpture

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Day 86 - Whakapapa Village

Stormy skies
View over Whakapapa Village from Mt Ruapehu

I was intrigued by the light in the sky towards the end of the afternoon when snow had been falling for a couple of hours and the sun tried to peek through the clouds. It was a spectacular scene from the mountain.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Day 85 - Taihape gumboot

Taihape gumboot

If Ohakune is the carrot capital of New Zealand, then Taihape is the gumboot capital of the world. Gumboot Day was first held in 1985 and features the famous gumboot throwing competition. This giant gumboot, made of corrugated iron, is another hilarious kiwiana sculpture for New Zealand travellers to enjoy.

Fred Dagg explains it best: If it weren't for your gumboots, where would you be?

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Day 84 - Ohakune Big Carrot

This giant carrot, unveiled in 1984, is a New Zealand icon. Ohakune, a small ski town in the central North Island, considers itself the carrot capital of New Zealand and holds an annual carrot carnival. This weekend was my first visit to Ohakune, apart from an overnight stay many years ago, and I was keen to get a shot of this hilarious symbol of kiwiana.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Day 83 - Happy Valley

Friday, 21 August 2009

Day 82 - Frank Kitts Lagoon

Frank Kitts Lagoon
Wellington waterfront

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Day 81 - Umbrella


This is an unusual sight in Wellington - an umbrella that has survived the wind and hasn't turned itself inside out! Maybe the secret was bolting it to the ground? It makes a welcome change seeing this umbrella protect people from the sunshine than the usual array of winter elements.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Day 80 - Tools of the trade

Tools of the trade
On their way to becoming apple loaf

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Day 79 - Special delivery

Special delivery
Santina makes herself comfortable

Monday, 17 August 2009

Day 78 - Ready to dive

Ready to dive

This unusual sculpture resides along Wellington's waterfront. As you can probably imagine, he provides a great prop for creative photos and is an excellent conversation opener. He also finds himself mysterious dressed or decked out in special outfits depending on what events are happening in Wellington at the time.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Day 77 - Te Papa

Te Papa buildings
View from Frank Kitts Park, Wellington waterfront

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Day 76 - Chaffers Marina

Chaffers Marina
View from Frank Kitts Park, Wellington waterfront
"You can't beat Wellington on a good day"

Friday, 14 August 2009

Day 75 - Kupe group statue

Kupe group statue
Wellington waterfront

This Kupe group statue was created in plaster of paris by sculptor, William Trethewey, and featured at the 1940 NZ Centennial Exhibition at Rongotai. In 1999, the statue was cast in bronze as a millennium project and unveiled on 4 March 2000 as a tribute to all who have come to these shores.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Day 74 - House sparrow

House sparrow
Looking for his next snack

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Day 73 - Spinning top

Spinning top sculpture
Woodward Street
Viewed from The Terrace

This is one of the many large-scale sculptures in public places around Wellington. It is the first time I have really noticed it from the staircase above (looking down from The Terrace) as opposed to viewing it front on from Woodward Street.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Day 72 - Berry muffin

Monday, 10 August 2009

Day 71 - Cactus


I love the way the surplus water on the leaves of this cactus plant catches the sunlight, giving it an almost crystal-like quality.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Day 70 - Happy hen

Fridge magnet
Pencilled hamburg happy hen

I love the pencilled hamburg design of this happy hen. I bought the magnet when I visited the Happy Hens outlet in Dunedin last year. I would love a set of the ceramic hens in this design when I have a kitchen big enough to make their home. In the meantime, my fridge magnet is a lovely reminder and will have to suffice.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Day 69 - Homemade posy

Homemade posy
Arranged with care

Friday, 7 August 2009

Day 68 - Flower cupcakes

Flower cupcakes
Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting
Just because ...

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Day 67 - Sneezy the dragon

Sneezy the dragon
Off to the UK next week to meet his new playmate once he or she is born

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Day 66 - Emergency chocolate

Emergency chocolate

For immediate relief of: chocolate cravings, lovesickness, exam pressure, mild anxiety and extreme hunger.
Directions for use: Tear open wrapper, break off desired dosage, and consume. Alternatively massage into the affected area. Repeat dosage as required until finished. If symptoms persist consult your local confectioner.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Day 65 - John Plimmer sculpture

John Plimmer and companion
Plimmer steps, Wellington

John Plimmer is said to be the father of Wellington, having served on regional councils during the mid-19th century. It is rare for this alleyway where his sculpture is stationed to be clear of passersby during the day, and I couldn't resist taking a quick shot.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Day 64 - View over Island Bay

View over Island Bay

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Day 63 - Formula One car

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Day 62 - Painted car

Painted car
Spotted in a downtown carpark

Do you like red cars? Purple cars? Blue cars? Yellow cars? How about one that is a bit of everything? (My sweetie was not impressed.)