Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Notre Dame (not the #daily photo)

Like many others, I was greatly saddened to see the beautiful cathedral of Notre Dame, in the heart of Paris, badly damaged by fire this week.  I was there, on a grey and damp day, one year and one week ago.  What a privilege to have seen it as it was then.




Walking through the streets of the Île de la Cité towards the Cathedral




Approaching the main entrance. You can see the top of the spire between the towers




Main entrance




Some of the statues of the saints above the entrance




Part of the central section






One of the astonishingly beautiful rose windows




Thursday, February 28, 2019

Daily photo #11

Here's another of our town sculptures. Every time I walk past this there is someone taking a photo of it!





Kids


 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Daily Photo #10

Another town sculpture. This one is dedicated to the pioneer women who lived here in the early days.









 


Sunday Morning Bath


 

Daily Photo #9

Scenes from today's walk along the estuary:










Manu at Athenree


 

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Daily Photo #8

Oops! No post yesterday; too much family stuff happening.

I live in a small rural town, which is surrounded by dairy farms and orchards - kiwifruit and avocados. It's not your normal small town, though, because there is a goldmine, opencast as well as underground, right smack in the middle of it. For this reason, we have a large number of tourists who visit to see the mine and all of the apparatus that goes with it.

There are a number of structures and sculptures to be seen, and today's photo is one of them. It depicts a miner and a lump of gold-bearing (perhaps) rock.








The Miner

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Daily Photo #7

This evening, an amazing sunset:





Colour in the sky

 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Daily Photo #6

Sammy the cat, looking grumpily through a branch






Family