Sunday, October 3, 2010

Various photos from Southland trip

Obviously a few lambs survived the previous week's atrocious weather...
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Staircase to a swing bridge...
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Mossburn church...
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Wreys Bush pub - Southland pubs just seem to crop up in the middle of nowhere...
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Back entrance to Southland Boys - Invercargill...
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Photo shoot Southland Boys. Not sure this building would fare well in a CHC style earthquake!..
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A rare self portrait...
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Tayla...
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Roger...
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Road Works...
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And lastly it was such a delight to come home to spring in Wanaka...
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Blogger Marg said...

Nice collection of photos there Donald. Shapes and colours between the collection work well together

October 4, 2010 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger Donald said...

Thanks Marg.

Seems we often see more when we're not in our home patch. No doubt there are many similar collections right under our noses in everyday life.

The daffodil shot was one such shot though, and I found this a bit profound; I looked away from my computer at them, and thought how nice they looked in relation to the background. Next thing I knew I'd made the photo. A "grab" shot as they say.

Cheers

Donald

October 4, 2010 at 10:50 PM  
Blogger Gregor Ronald said...

Southland Boys High is an earthquake-strengthened facade with a new (or at least revamped) school behind it. Ah, memories; bullies throwing your lunch down the stairwells, caning, teachers who just dictated notes for a period, caning...

They don't run schools like they did in 1966 - I hope.

October 12, 2010 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Donald said...

Ahhh... never thought this was your old stamping ground Gregor! There I was walking the hallowed grounds.

I wonder how such brick facades are strengthened? The wall to left of a rear door that is triangular at it's top was scary in it's height.

My school experiences were pretty shocking too. I suppose what does not kill us makes us stronger, but for some boys it was too much. Years later I realised the likely tragedy behind some young deaths!

Cheers

Donald

October 12, 2010 at 1:35 PM  

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