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Beaut morning in Welly

Not this morning, but lovely none-the-less:

Oriental Bay, Wellington

Roseneath, Wellington, Sunday, May 18th, 2008

A bad photo of Moonrise in Wellington

I’ve been using Picasa of late, you get a gig for free. Sweeeeeeeet.

It looked great when I took it, somehow I just couldn’t capture the ambiance…

Roseneath, Wellington, Thursday, February 21st, 2008

I happen to like Wellington

Moon rise over Wellington

Roseneath, Wellington, Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Goodbye WellUrban, hello Eye of the Fish

I had recently taken to reading Tom Beard’s WellUrban. Due to a new job he has stopped posting, which is a shame. WellUrban’s place has been filled by Eye of the Fish, which has also proved to be good reading, and I hope its authors continue to post regularly.

Roseneath, Wellington, Monday, February 4th, 2008

Walking to work

Sunrise from Oriental Bay From the wharves

Roseneath, Wellington, Monday, June 25th, 2007

Cold in Wellies

Bird in front of the fire

Roseneath, Wellington, Monday, June 25th, 2007

Waiting for the bus

Badly optimised picture of the sunset over Cable street in Wellington taken while waiting for the bus

Roseneath, Wellington, Monday, May 14th, 2007

After rain

Autumn has come in and like last year the temperature has dropped suddenly. A shower the other day resulted in this; the sun came out straight away and the rain evaporated…

The house after rain

Roseneath, Wellington, Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

Festival of the Arts

Mysterious Dome

The festival is over and the impressive tent dome has gone. What will take it’s place?

Hopefully this:

New kick arse building for Wellington

You can read more about it here(warning : nasty PDFs ahead)

Roseneath, Wellington, Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

NZ International Arts Festival

The festival of the arts is on in Wellington. Everything that I’ve seen so far has been of pretty high quality, although Eva has really stood out. The dancing was great, but the music really blew me away. It struck me that the singing was similar to Islamic music I had heard (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan for instance) and that the dancing was sort of (that’s a big sort of) like belly dancing. The south of Spain were occupied by the Moors for hundreds of years, and so of course it makes sense that Flamenco has its roots in Islamic/Arabic music. There was very little in the way of props or fancy tricks, the performance simply didn’t need props.

In sharp contrast, the stage play The Holy Sinner was an amazing production, with a great sound system, costumes, props, explosions, rain, structures, you name it…. However, this didn’t cover up the rather slim plot. The shock value of the “sinful” sexual relationship seemed contrived, and the atmosphere of Irish Catholic oppression was tired. Most of all I was surprised to find that it was a New Zealand play, I assumed that it was British or Irish….

The other highlights so far have been the Japanese opera “Tea”, and the awesome Antonio Forcione Quartet.

, Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

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