Picture Gallery for Sun 2011-02-06 09:00:08 UTC


Click to enlargeDoing laundry at the Windsor.
Click to enlargeThe back corridor at the Windsor, where the laundry room is.
Click to enlargeThe bungee jumper is probably fine, but the kayaker and the cyclist look poised to be entering a world of hurt.
Click to enlargeThe Port of Timaru. I stuck my camera on top a seven foot brick wall to take this picture to see what was on the other side.

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(11120x3596, 6742.02 kb) Caroline Bay, Timaru. The war memorial is the ring of pillars half way down the path. The rose garden is to the right.

Click to enlargeKiwiRail.
Click to enlargeKiwiRail.
Click to enlargeKiwiRail.
Click to enlargeAn artificial brook.
Click to enlargeLeading to an artificial waterfall.
Click to enlargeCaroline Bay, Timaru.
Click to enlargeAmphitheatre.
Click to enlargeAssigned seating.

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(7625x3708, 4235.26 kb) The view from the amphitheatre.

Click to enlargeThe artificial waterfall from below.
Click to enlargeTrevor Griffiths Rose Garden.

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(8654x2571, 6715.39 kb) Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden.

Click to enlargeBloody mindless vandalism in Timaru.
Click to enlargeCaroline Bay Beach. It has a lot of natural sand.
Click to enlargePort of Timaru.
Click to enlargeBeachlife.
Click to enlargeBelvenue Cliffs on the other side of the Beach.
Click to enlargeLooking back across the dunes at Timaru.
Click to enlargeCaroline Bay dunes.
Click to enlargeCaroline Bay dunes encroaching on the path.
Click to enlargePath.
Click to enlargeOld shore marker along the path. It appears the construction of the port has led to shore migration in Caroline Bay, but that's just conjecture on my part.
Click to enlargeWorking on the train.
Click to enlargeFountain.
Click to enlargeThe 1921 shore marker near the fountain.
Click to enlargeNon numero horas nisi serenas. (I do not count the hours unless [they are] serene (i.e., happy or cheerful).) [With reference also to serenum meaning clear/bright/serene/fair weather]. This sundial forms the centre of WWI memorial in Timaru.
Click to enlargeA map in the WWI memorial (with accompanying text) indicating Kiwi involvement in the War.
Click to enlargeVC recipients on the plinth of the sundial.
Click to enlargePasschendaele.
Click to enlargeBig Head.
Click to enlargeThe Rose Garden.
Click to enlargeSeems like anyone can get a rose named after them these days.
Click to enlargeEven people who aren't real. (Not knowing who that is probably means you need to read more Dickens.)
Click to enlargeAviary.
Click to enlarge1959 Holen.
Click to enlargeAigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru.
Click to enlargeStatuary on Aigantighe's lawn.
Click to enlargeCriterion Hotel, Oamaru.
Click to enlargeMy room at the Criterion Hotel.
Click to enlargeWhat passes for a light switch in the hotel.
Click to enlargeOld-timey key.
Click to enlargeThe Criterion Hotel, Oamaru.
Click to enlargeA locomotive with some rust damage.
Click to enlargeBushy Beach, where the yellow-eyed pengiuns live.
Click to enlargePengiun!
Click to enlargePenguin!
Click to enlargePengiun!
Click to enlargeAnd, for comparison, not a pengiun.
Click to enlargeSurf on the beach.
Click to enlargeAlso not pengiuns.
Click to enlargeYou can bring your pengiuns, but not your dogs.
Click to enlargeOne more thing that's not a penguin.
Click to enlargeHarbour Street, Oamaru.
Click to enlargeDinner.
Click to enlargeLooking back at Oamaru.
Click to enlargeObligatory penguins crossing sign picture.
Click to enlargeTrain! It appears to travel between the information centre (near my hotel) to the Blue Penguin Colony at the end of the headland. If you walk that distance, it'll take you about 15 minutes. The train's route is less direct, so it takes about the same amount of time.
Click to enlargeThe regatta.
Click to enlargeSteampunk HQ. Knowing what "steampunk" is doesn't make it make more sense.
Click to enlargeAnd, in case you're wondering, here's an example of steampunk: some sort of rocket locomotive. I think bigger rockets are called for.
Click to enlargeAthænium, Oamaru.
Click to enlargeHey look: half way to the equator in less than a week.
Click to enlargeAt least I know which way to go, now.
Click to enlargePlaque at Dog Kennel Corner, near Burke's Pass, the gateway between the Canterbury Plain to the east and the Mackenzie Valley to the west.
Click to enlargeBen Ohau Range from Dog Kennel Corner.
Click to enlargeMount John Observatory near Lake Tekapo.
Click to enlargeThe terrace of the Astro Café at the top of Mount John. The picnic tables are made of concrete. The rocks on top are to keep them from blowing away. That's not a joke.

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(16681x2434, 6910.98 kb) Lake Tekapo, with the town at its south end, from the top of Mount John.

Click to enlargeLake Tekapo and the village from the top of Mount John.
Click to enlargeOne of the telescope domes on top of the mountain.
Click to enlargeThree more telescope domes.
Click to enlargeLake Tekapo. The distinctive blue colour is due to rock flour (ie. glacial sediment) suspended in the water.
Click to enlargeThe dome again, with the Hydro Canal and the Tekapo River in the valley below.
Click to enlargeDome.
Click to enlargeThe MOA dome, housing MOA, New Zealand's largest telescope.
Click to enlargeThe MOA dome, again, at left. The building on the right claims to be observer housing.
Click to enlargeAnother shot of Lake Tekapo. On the left is another lake, Alexandra, which doesn't exhibit this distictive blue colouration.

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(8769x2457, 4005.89 kb) Looking north from Mount John. The difference in colouration between Lake Alexandra at left and Lake Tekapo at right is profound.

Click to enlargeMOA, again.
Click to enlargeThe Church of the Good Shepherd, built 1935.
Click to enlargeLooking across the Hydro Canal at the church
Click to enlargeLooking across the Hydro Canal at the church.
Click to enlargeSwells generated by the strong winds.
Click to enlargeSwells generated by the strong winds.
Click to enlargeSwells generated by the strong winds.
Click to enlargeSwells generated by the strong winds.
Click to enlargeSwells generated by the strong winds.
Click to enlargeBreaking on a large rock.
Click to enlargeBreaking on a large rock.
Click to enlargeBreaking on a large rock.
Click to enlargeBreaking on a large rock.
Click to enlargeBreaking on a large rock.
Click to enlargeBreaking on a large rock.
Click to enlargeBreaking on a large rock.
Click to enlargeBreaking on a large rock.
Click to enlargeMount John from the edge of Lake Tekapo.
Click to enlargeMount John from the edge of Lake Tekapo.
Click to enlargeMount John from the edge of Lake Tekapo.
Click to enlargeMount John from the edge of Lake Tekapo.
Click to enlargeLooking North across the Lake at the Sibbald Range.
Click to enlargeThe upper power station, from the north (intake) side.
Click to enlargeSaline, detergent, rinse: free laundry facilities.
Click to enlargeThe upper power station, from the south (outflow) side.
Click to enlargeFrom atop the dam.
Click to enlargeOutflow.
Click to enlargeAccess stair into the power station.
Click to enlargeA tribute to the collies who helped open up the Mackenzie Valley (by, you know, keeping the sheep in line).
Click to enlargeChurch of the Good Shepherd from the statue. The name is not co-incidental.
Click to enlargeAnother view of the statue.
Click to enlargePuppy.
Click to enlargePuppy.
Click to enlargeChurch of the Good Shepherd.
Click to enlargeChurch of the Good Shepherd.
Click to enlargeChurch of the Good Shepherd.
Click to enlargeChurch of the Good Shepherd.
Click to enlargeChurch of the Good Shepherd. There were people milling all around the building.Somehow they conspired to all leave the frame when this picture was taken. Also note how much the shrubs are being blown by the wind.
Click to enlargeChurch of the Good Shepherd.
Click to enlargeDoxolicious.
Click to enlargeHymns for Today's Church.
Click to enlargeThe church plaque.
Click to enlargeWorship schedule.
Click to enlargeCloud burst after the service.
Click to enlargeSunset on the eastern hills.
Click to enlargeChurch lets out.
Click to enlargeE-type.
Click to enlargeE-type. There's no license plate, the numbers are just decalled onto the hood.
Click to enlargeE-type.
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Click to enlargeDinner. Not sure why I keep taking pictures of food.
Click to enlargeKitty!
Click to enlargeKitty!

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