Monday, June 29, 2009

Some photos

Above is a photo I took, showing our river Avon which runs through the middle of Christchurch. This one was taken during the Chinese New Year festival and the bright lights across the bridge were really red lanterns - it was very festive! We love going to the festival - all the fun, food and culture is great. The punter is part of Christcuhrch every day of the year almost. I like the way he crept out of the shaows to be in my photo!
This is a mask in a shop in Oamaru - huge shop floor in an old building. Each year in the old part of town they have a festival and everyone dresses up in olden day clothes and it is a fantastic day out!

And finally, for Owen, my old car "bone yard" photo. If you click on it you will see better, but I suspect the words on the car say it all!


12 comments:

Steve said...

Your poor car looks like it's pootling morosely arounf a car grave yard spooked out of it's tiny headlamps. Poor thing.

The mask is dead scary.

Reluctant Blogger said...

It's always so weird to hear these English names for places and rivers. I think the Avon flows through the real Christchurch too, doesn't it? Or it must run pretty close. Not that your Christchurch isn't "real", I mean "original" don't I? Oh dear, hope you won't be a huff.

I can't wait till I visit. Can we go on the punt????

Margaret Pangert said...

New Zealand seems to be England on a smaller scale! As though the punter went to Cambridge or Eton, the river were the Thames, and the bridge were near the Tower of London! The masks look eerie but very complicated and festive: great for a photo! Did you see Owen's Peugeots? Yours look like a little bit of everything! Fun post.

A Write Blog said...

I can imagine as child having nightmares over those masks as they float around.

Quite wonderful.

A film director could do so much with them.

Owen said...

Dearest Sagit, are you sure the first photo wasn't from Venice ?

Cool masks... would love to see them on people, must be wild...

Ah, but that last one, now I am touched right to the depths of my crankcase oil filled soul... where on earth did you find that ??? What an utterly original and creative piece of writing some genious graffiti person did there too ! Oh brilliant ! Love Steve's take on it. To me, I think it almost looks like a bull I saw last year in an arena in southern France, out in the middle of the space, hemmed in the ring, pawing the dust, looking for something to charge, I mean shit, he looks pissed ! LOL !

Love it, thank you so much for digging that up. I'm willing to bet too you have some more treasures where that came from...

Owen said...

Ahh la la, woke up today still smiling about this photo, and will be heading off to work with a big (to use a coarse expression) shit-eating grin on my face... you really made my day there, heck, my week, my month... if you don't mind I'd like to print a copy, and put it up on the wall by my basement work space... why the basement? Well, I spend alot of time down there on the PC, and I can't bloody well put it in the living room, now can I ?

With this lovely photo you have confirmed for me a thousand times over today the wonders of blogging... gotta run to work now... smiling !!! SHIT !!! LOL !!!

Selina Kingston said...

What a great blog. I look forward to reading more. Thank you for finding me and thank you for your lovely comments. I'll be back again for sure.
Selina

The villager: said...

I particularly like the river picture, Sag.

Noushad. PT said...

Thanks for ur visit and comments....

The Sagittarian said...

Steve - I know, it was quite an odd sight! There were more masks in other parts of the room too, it was erie!

RB - You're right, and the region the city is in is called Canterbury! It is a very English city really. We can go punting, there is also a pub called the Bard on Avon - shall we try that too?

Margaret - You're absolutely right and the majority of our early settlers were English. Yes, it was Owen's old bangers that reminded me I had that photo!

AWB - I think the place was full of stuff a film director could do heaps with, it kept my kids occupied for ages!

Owen - thanks for erminding me I even had that photos! Of course you can get yerself a copy...you have, of course, now made sure that I have gone back thru almost all of my old photo albums (remember those things??) to see what other pix I had. I should surface about September...

Selina- Hi Selina, thanks for visiting and I'm glad you'll be back. It can get a bit rowdy on here, but we blame Steve and owen for most of it!

Villager- Do you know, I was born here in Chch and now I live here again but to this day haven't been punting on the Avon. Ever! every year I tell myself I'll go punting but we haven't. Maybe this year...if summer ever arrives!

Noushad - hello, welcome, liked your blog too.

Owen said...

Yep, Steve and I are the rowdiest hoodlums in blogland ! LOL ! We're going to organize a rumble soon there in the junkyard... come on down, leather jackets and black ties required for the guys, ballroom gowns for the gals...

meggie said...

There is that universal, all purpose word again!! haha. I love the mask. Have always had a fascintation with those man-in-the-moon type faces!

My most prominent memory is perhaps of the "Chunder Mile" on the Avon. Then again our son (illegally & accidentally) caught a trout by the Antigua Boatsheds!