Outside a Skate Shop
For July Jude is encouraging us to look out for benches with unusual details. This one is made from old skateboard decks.
Reserve Bank Building
Apparently not. From the Reserve Bank website:
How much gold does the reserve bank have in its vaults?
None. Most of the gold reserves were divested in the 1960s. The last remaining gold was sold in 1991.
A response to the Thursday Special guest challenge theme of Gold Inside
A contribution to the One Word Photo Challenge theme of Humid
Can’t do this at home
The smoking in this photo, taken while on holiday in rural New South Wales, is deliberately ostentatious. It was taken after smoking in pubs had been banned back home in New Zealand, so it was somewhat of a novelty. Smoking inside in public was banned in New South Wales as well the following year.
A contribution to Sylvain’s challenge of weird holidays
A response to Ed’s Sunday Stills challenge theme of Red
A contribution to the Weekly Photo Challenge theme of Close-up
Grasses reclaiming the streets of post earthquake Christchurch
Kezako Even for a monolingual anglophone like me, Sylvian’s previous challenge themes of moi and rouge were reasonably straight forward. Kezako took a bit more figuring out
X marks the spot
Nothing, nada, zilch – I couldn’t come up with anything for Jennifer’s one word photo challenge theme of Tornado. But I have posted for every single one of these challenges since June last year and didn’t want to draw a total blank. Here is a wee placeholder
Abandoned Air New Zealand Goods Shed
“Air New Zealand Teal” dates back to the airline’s earlier incarnation as Trans Empire Air Lines. The colour is disappearing from New Zealand skies as the airline transitions to a black and white livery.
A contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto challenge theme of Teal