This will be cool – looking forward to Ludwig’s BCA4 – go Ludwig!
Archive for the ‘nz’ Category
While trying to remember how the hell to spell archipelago I came across an article that states:
though one usually thinks of New Zealand as an island or archipelago, it is one of the world’s smallest continents, defined biogeographically as a land mass within which birds and mammals can achieve completed speciation
This is great – let’s all keep it up now people!
Radio Chomsky in New Zealand is on-line!
Perhaps not beautiful to everyone, but the Lampard flats in Upper Cuba Street, Wellington, were built by my Grandfather in the 1930’s.
Carving in the Meeting House at Te Papa, Wellington.
Tai Chi at sunset at Tahuna Beach, Nelson.
Wadestown, Wellington, from the ferry.
Five days in Wellington from my parents living room window:
One of the taonga (cultural treasures) I have brought back from the New Country (New Zealand):
The legendary Shell Stoke cigarette lighters! Interactive scratchie fun for everyone. Yes, I did drive all the way to Stoke to get some – they make great gifts; and yes, that is the real address.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m in favour of a new flag, just not this one . It looks way too nineties/noughties. It is too stylised. It looks faddish. A flag needs to be classic.
To me this looks like a shitty corporate logo – it is bland, obvious and unimaginative. There is nothing about it that contains any character (like the Union Jack, the Stars and Stripes, and the French tricolour).
I know that I’m being overly critical, but this is important and we need to get it right. This attempt is not right. I’m glad that so much energy is being but into the effort of finding a new flag, but I’m concerned that people will rally behind this mediocre effort.
The design for a new flag will come to us in time. I would vehemently oppose this if it was suggested that we should adopt it.
Great to be back in London?