Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Laid off

The Bell Tea Company has been operating in Dunedin for over 100 years
 but this year the doors closed permanently.




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Rubbish Tuesday #26

Monday, 27 October 2014

An inner city church

St Matthew's Anglican church, Dunedin, New Zealand.
A thriving inner city church.
It's a long time since I have been inside and I believe
 quite a few changes have been made.
 I'd love to have a look again sometime,
unfortunately it was closed when we were there.

St Mattew's Anglican church


main doors

side view

side door

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inSPIREd Sunday

Thursday, 23 October 2014

A fence or two

in Central Otago.

Standing in the rose garden looking towards the hills.

Looking in the opposite direction.

Around the bouncy pillow at the camping ground.

Near the barbie area.

At the mall.

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Monday, 20 October 2014

Village churches

Churches in a small rural town in Otago.

Presbyterian church, still in regular use

St Thomas' Anglican church, now a private residence

Roman Catholic church, no longer in use

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inSPIREd Sunday

Friday, 17 October 2014

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

The Hydro Grand Hotel, Timaru

Not so grand any more. I think it is a shame as it would be a great backpackers. But she's all boarded up and dilapidated and looks very unloved. Right above Caroline Bay which is a great attraction in the summer.

I remember staying here many years ago with my husband. We were told our room was right at the top, just keep going up until you can't go any further. We did. We ended up on the roof under the dome at the left corner of the hotel. Fully air conditioned, lovely view over the bay, but no windows, no bed, no anything! We had gone through a door that was supposed to be locked and wasn't. We did find our room eventually but I think we ended up down at reception again first. 


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Saturday, 11 October 2014

Raindrops and seed pods




Until this month I didn't know there was such a thing as found still life so I don't know whether these are decent examples or not. But I thought I'd show them to you anyway. I like the middle one best when I think I was trying to work out how to use the macro setting. 
Taken at different times throughout the year while I was out playing with my camera. 
Canon Power Shot A540 mostly on auto setting.

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photo challenge - still life

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

A three horse town

We had to travel south for a day recently and my husband thought we could stop at Gore for a break. It bills itself as the 'three horse town' so we decided to stop and take a look at the horses. As you can see, they are not real, although they are full size. Neither are there only three of them.






We rather enjoyed this use of an old cart wheel and old tractor seats at the site.

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Rubbish Tuesday #23

Friday, 3 October 2014

Spring blossom









I took these a few years ago for the blossom, 
but there are fences there so thought I would share

The impersonator

This is part of the native section of the  Christchurch botanical gardens but I am  not sure that the palm in the centre  is nat...