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Month: August 2011 (Page 1 of 4)

Singapore Sling

Shake!

Shake!

Our friend David treated us to his re-creation of Singapore Sling, having just returned from memorable days in Singapore and Malaysia. He and Ingrid indulged in this decadent colonial creation at Raffles Hotel Long Bar – in the footsteps of people like Ernest Hemingway and Somerset Maugham.…

In Convict Garb?

Henry Atkinson Statue

Henry Atkinson Statue

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

This statue of a dapper Henry Atkinson (1838-1921) stands at the corner of Lopdell House in Titirangi. In particular light, he appears to wear stripy convict garb.…

Novelty Wiper

The Rear Wiper

The Rear Wiper

The rear window reflects a bit of the evening sky at 6 p.m. last night as we went to an exhibition opening at Lopdell House. But mainly it serves as background to this ingenious use of a feather.…

Te Wero Bridge

Meeting in the Middle

Meeting in the Middle

The bridge has just been lowered, the crowds on either side enter the bridge and are about to meet. The new Te Wero bridge is a bascule bridge for pedestrian and bicycle use only. There is a longer-term project for a more substantial bridge which will also allow passenger transport.…

Long Shadows

Reserved for Pedestrians

Reserved for Pedestrians

Auckland is taking possession of the newly opened (August 6) Wynyard Quarter, especially as the weekend was full of sunshine – albeit with a fresh wintery breeze.

This is the colourful approach to the Te Wero Island Bridge which provides a shortcut from the Ferry Building straight through to the new Convention Centre and Cafes/Restaurants of North Wharf nearby.…

Dan and Alfie in Lillooet BC

Dan and Alfie

Dan and Alfie

We had travelled on Highway 99 from Vancouver and stopped in the small town of Lillooet on the Fraser River for the night (about halfway between Whistler and Kamloops, and a world apart from flash Whistler). On the way to Dina’s Place for dinner, I spotted a mural and proceeded to take a picture.…

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