Posts by Chris Waugh

  • Capture: Garden of Arcane Delights,

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    A little winter wetland wandering

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  • Capture: Garden of Arcane Delights,

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    This fellow didn't like to sit still, but once he got comfortable enough, he struck a good pose.

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    And damp, a damp that made it look more wintery than it really is.

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    Something quite hauntable about the gardens today.

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    An offering, a dial, and,a fairytale scene?

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    Across the road from the Wellington Botanic Gardens is the Anglican Chinese Mission, with a cool retro sign (traditional characters written right-to-left).

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  • Capture: Garden of Arcane Delights,

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    So I decided to do my own bit of winter-time garden wandering.

    (I like the dedication on the gates)

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  • Capture: Two Tales of a City, in reply to Kyle Matthews,

    Thanks for the alert, Kyle. That's very sad news. Gudrun's photography completely changed my view of Christchurch, opened my eyes to sides of the city I had been completely unaware of.

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  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod, in reply to David Haywood,

    The houses that I had a good look at in Trondheim were very nice – but not flashy – timber buildings. Much like a very well-insulated version of the “raw timber cladding” buildings that were built here in the 1960s and 70s, e.g. the cedar (and sometimes Kauri!) A-frames, etc.

    They didn’t seem as OTT as some German or Dutch houses – just good common-sense architecture and carpentry/joinery work. I must say that I was very impressed.

    I have absolutely no engineering, construction, carpentry, or related expertise at all, but this is pretty much how I remember the houses I saw in Trondheim, Verdal, and the few other places around Trondheimsfjorden I saw. Actually, I think my friend's parents' cabin in the woods near the Swedish border was built better than most NZ houses... And I suspect the cabin I helped hammer a few logs into would've turned out to be just as well-built.

    Which reminds me of the numerous signs of damp I've seen on the roughly 5-year old houses in this part of Wellington, which does not inspire confidence.

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  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I do find evidence of Hostens vemod as ‘a thing’ – see: http://ensamvandraren.se/Dokument/hostens-vemod.pdf

    Höstens vemod
    Nu är det höst. Solen
    har ännu inte visat sig.

    But that's Swedish, isn't it? The .se and the umlauts are not terribly Norwegian.

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