Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Wellington Waterfront - Cam Theme - 41

sculpture at Wellington waterfront

The day I walked the waterfront, it was dusk, so many shadows are in these pics - since I was capturing the views away from the setting sun

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the Stock Exchange building receiving the last few rays of sunlight...

shadows at dusk

Light orbs

Along the Wellington waterfront and stretching to Oriental Parade and beyond are these numbered disks - itersperced at 500m intervals.

I always wondered where they began...until now

Walking between the sheds, some of which have been converted into restaurants, I chanced upon these ducks taking a breather on what looks like to me to be a door.

The other attraction was the reflection

The waterfront in Wellington has many interesting views.

Something about the edge of this Shed 6 appeals...

Wellington's tallest building, The Majestic - this view is from the waterfront

If you look carefully, you can see the Fern Ball orb sculpture suspended over Civic square

Monday, November 03, 2008

this precariously placed, 2metre high, iron sculpture was a tricky one for me to capture.

It's entitled, Solace in the Wind - by English sculptor Max Patte and faces the ever present gales of Wellington.

As the sun set over Wellington, a full moon emerged.

10 seconds earlier and I would have had the perfect shot of a plane flying "through" the moon.

'It's true you can't live here by chance, you have to do and be, not simply watch or even describe. This is the city of action, the world headquarters of the verb.' (Lauris Edmond)

This photo is one of a multitude of typographic ‘text sculptures’ designed by award-winning Wellington typographer and graphic designer Catherine Griffiths.
They form part of what is known as "Wellington Writers Walk."

These are dotted along the Wellington waterfront, and sometimes in the most obscure places.

Each sculpture contains a quote by a well-known New Zealand writer who has strong Wellington connections.

This one just happened to appeal to me...

"I live at the edge of the Universe like everybody else", Bill Manhire
I live at the edge of the Universe

"I live at the edge of the Universe like everybody else"
written by Bill Manhire, New Zealand's first Poet Laureate

This is from my friend Ray in Melbourne, Australia - entitled, "The Couple".

RAYSCAM was the inspiration for my own photoblog.

Ray is a master of updating his web site on a weekly basis. I encourage you to check it out.
You can even vote on your favourite pic of the week

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