Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Capture: EQNZ Remembrance, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Polar beers...

    Guinness and icebergs.

    Lettuce drink?

    which probably leads us nicely to...
    ...one big piss up?

    The moving water theme is a nice one.
    maybe start with a stub and expand as the thread grows?

    it will all find its own level...

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  • Capture: EQNZ Remembrance, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    The wonderful Archibald.

    at least the Fountain outlasted The Bulletin

    I remember many a ‘70s night tottering across from the Ramada to sit and gaze at The Bowker Fountain’s late night light show, before boarding a passing omnibus for deepest St Albans…

    There also used to be a band rotunda in Victoria Square
    and I see in the paper today that the Edmonds’ Band Rotunda is to be demolished… I remember organising out door gigs there epochs ago – also coming down is the Armson woolstore (Durham st by the overbridge) which I worked in as a yoof, latterly it has been a design store and is right next to the main access to the Rialto Cinema…

    …the pic must have been done in the 1980s because the Forsyth Barr building isn’t there.

    to be pedantic The Forsyth Barr wouldn’t have been there then either, even if it was, it would have been the R Jones Investments building (Bob’s Block) back then…

    …best be off bricks to clean and stack…
    hi ho hi ho…

    PS I note an excellent letter from ex-city manager, John Gray, in today’s Press – bring him back!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5191 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Safety Net,

    I know people who would much rather be punched in
    the face than have an idea exposed as incorrect.

    Sounds like the entire National Government
    - Asset Sales
    - National Standards
    - Off Shore Drilling
    - Fracking
    - Chch Earthquake handling
    ....

    ...but as soon as you mix up sex and recreation … ew.

    Indeed, all you get are excretions...

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  • Capture: Two Tripods, One Night, in reply to Hebe,

    Aurorae of light...

    I’m hoping someone is seeing and photographing
    the southern lights tonight.

    here are some shots from Owhiro Bay, Wellington
    and Oamaru via Space Weather
    I hope to see them myself someday
    roll on a southern sojourn for solar maximum...

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  • Capture: The Robots Are Here!, in reply to JacksonP,

    déjà vu... too

    Always worth a second look, eh?

    Indeed. Robot is not far from reboot...
    (or is that just Canadian for Robot?)

    and if a second is too short there's
    always the minute examination...
    (with an hour glass of course)
    There are no idle hands on a clock...

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  • Capture: Roamin' Holiday, in reply to Lilith __,

    words worse street...

    ...have you ever thought of writing a novel?

    Yes, but then I think of some poor bugger
    trying to read it!

    (s)quiddity...
    Have you tried China Miéville’s Kraken yet?

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  • Capture: Two Tripods, One Night, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Moon in Dune...

    What can you do with last nights moon?*
    Had a very distinctive orange halo.

    Curious orange...
    Cumulo-Citrus clouds
    rind the lunarsphere
    with Noctilucent appeal

    *lunar leftovers make for light snacks
    and with Autumn falling faster
    you'll need this Mooncake recipe....


    Stool life...

    Ok then. Here’s a shot taken from a stool in the Neighbourhood bar.
    ... Who needs observatories eh?.

    we all need observatories...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5191 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday is for all the things,

    Play misty...
    Grace, in the rain
    then Yoko on thin ice
    we need a Wet Wet Wet
    or Puddle song next...
    ...or even Peter Gabriel's Steam
    to go for the Tri State blues...

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  • Capture: Roamin' Holiday, in reply to Lilith __,

    Larvae Lover...

    ...just finished China Miéville’s Perdido Street Station.
    Am now scared of caterpillars.

    a slaked thirst?

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  • Capture: Two Tripods, One Night, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Avast me 'arties...

    I always thought it was " fast and bulbous"

    Ok so it wasn't the full squid (eating
    dough in a polyethylene bag....)
    umm, it was like, a play on words...
    (y'know Bulbous - bulbs, Fast - vast...)

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