When I think of Hong Kong I think of tall apartment buildings and the bustle of Central District. Therefore I was actually surprised by this view from underneath the Big Buddha on Lantau Island.
Posted in response to Ailsa’s travel theme of earth
Civic Square at sunset.
Shot in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge theme of Autumn – metal
Its a subject I return to frequently because it is the view from one of my regular weekend walks. But the Makara Hills and the Westwind Wind Farm seemed apt for the weekly photo challenge Earth Day theme.
Around 80% of New Zealand’s electricity comes from renewables.
Parade of Bands
Its the National Brass Band Championships in Wellington this weekend.
Here the bands assemble in the Te Papa forecourt for the Parade of Bands at lunchtime today.
Posted in response to Nancy’s a photo a week challenge theme of music
Te Aho a Māui
Te Aho a Māui means the fishing line of Maui, the hero from Māori mythology. Maui used the jawbone of his ancestor Muri-ranga-whenua as a fish hook to haul up a great fish from the ocean, which became the North Island of Aotearoa, New Zealand. The North Island is also known as Te-Ika-a-Māui, meaning the fish of Māui.
Te Aho a Māui is a pyramid, representing a mountain, split in two. The paved walkway between the two sides of the pyramid represents Māui’s fishing line, unravelling from the mountain to the sea.
Shot this evening in response to Jennifer’s one word photo challenge theme of fish
Shot this afternoon and posted in response to Frank’s Tuesday Photo theme of broken
Under the Band Rotunda
The community meeting rooms under Wellington’s band rotunda have fallen into a viscous cycle of disrepair and disuse. Regreatable for the groups that used to use them – but exactly the sort of door I like photographing.
See other, mostly more elegant doors at Norm’s Thursday Doors
New York, New York
This was a couple of years ago, but edited and posted in response to Ailsa’s travel theme prompt of colours
The Morning Commute
Commuters hurry through Wellington Station on Monday morning.
Shot and posted in response to the Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo challenge prompt of morning
For April’s pick a word, Paula has given us the choice of projecting, arresting, pastoral, convex and communal.
I was out of town the past two weekends, and we had some very wet weather during the week, so when the sun came out yesterday I enjoyed the opportunity to take my regular Saturday walk down Ohariu Valley road.