Sunday, November 30, 2008

A phone box

I found this very amusing... it is not too often now that you see someone in a phone box using the phone. With mobile phones so accessible now, this is just a rare sight.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday Signs: Chain fitting

These signs are periodically placed over the Crown Range. The Crown Range goes between Queenstown and Wanaka, a scenic way to get to Cadrona Ski Field in winter.

Monday, November 24, 2008

The same old building....

... but in colour. The same building looks so different between the two photos. See yesterdays post for the same photo, but in black and white.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday Signs: Old Cromwell

The construction of the Clyde Dam and subsequent filling of Lake Dunstan in the 1980's brought major changes to Cromwell. Gone were two wild rivers... but there is now a beautiful new lake with many shoreline amenities. Acres of orchards were lost... but Cromwell has since become the fruit and wine centre of the south. Cromwell's original commercial area was drowned... but there is now a pleasant new town centre with modern facilities. However, the old town centre with its historic bridge has not been forgotten!

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Arrow River

The Arrow River. Arrowtown is on the banks of the Arrow River. This river is a tributary of the Kawarau River and feeds into the Clutha River. Just such pretty scenery.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Arrowtown - The Main Street

The main street of Arrowtown, all the shop fronts have been restored to almost original. It is such a pretty wee town.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

View from above - a different direction

Arrowtown is slightly to the right of this picture..... I just love the snow.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

View from above

View of Arrowtown from the Crown Range.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Sign Saturday: Gold Nuggets

I have been travelling around a bit lately, into Central Otago, so you will be getting a few photos from the areas of Queenstown, Wanaka and the surrounding area. Another beautiful part of NZ.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Snow in November

We are meant to be heading into Summer..... but this week have had snow down to ground level. Certainly lets you know that Jack Frost can still linger and appear whenever he so wishes.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Transport Thursday: A milk tanker

This is how milk is transported from the farms to the dairy factory. A very common site through town, as cows here are milked twice a day, you normally see these early in the morning, and late afternoon as they do their pick ups.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Church from a distance

This is a view of the country scenery with the church from here.
The distance is about 1 - 2km.

The local church

This is a beautiful old building in town.

Monday, November 3, 2008

A nice country scene

They say a picture speaks a thousand words...... I think this one is just beautiful.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sign Saturday: Spotted at a petrol station

Everyday this petrol station has a new saying. This was the one on the sign when I was there one day. I found it quite funny, if not a tiny bit true.
(Sign Saturday is on Sunday due to Theme Day yesterday).

Saturday, November 1, 2008

November Theme Day: Books

As theme day is book, and this is a photo blog, here is a collection of photo albums. In this day and age it is not as easy to find these in peoples homes, as most photos are now digital.
I still like to have a collection in print though, nice to look through every now and again.
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