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  • 3410,

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    Sundown in Akl., this evening.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Gudrun Gisela scanned it, & I rotated it 1 degree right & removed a couple of dirt specks and here it is after sitting in a box of slides for nearly fourty years

    Wow! No obvious fading, and no mildew! And a lovely shot.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3886 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

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    It doesn't look like much, and I must've been past this place a hundred times, and noticed the sign most of those times, but I decided to do a little roaming around my neighbourhood this afternoon and suddenly it hit me - just on an odd side of the neighbourhood, in an area I usually drive rather than walk through and on a corner that doesn't normally allow for taking in the scenery, is a water recycling company.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

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    And relying on my cellphone really does not make for great pics (see above), but I thought Mr Nokia and I came to a rare agreement on this particular sunset.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • chris,

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    hard yakka

    Mawkland • Since Jan 2010 • 1302 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Thanks for keeping this rolling along 3410 (nice sunset), Chris and Chris W.

    Gudrun Gisela scanned it, & I rotated it 1 degree right & removed a couple of dirt specks and here it is after sitting in a box of slides for nearly fourty years

    Yeah, the picture Joe posted back a page is amazing.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to chris,

    hard yakka

    Incidentally, what is that?

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to chris,

    hardy yucca

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19596 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

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    I rode out to Titirangi today, with a brief stop to looking at wondrous junk at Avondale Markets.

    I decided that this time I’d go to the McCahon House while I was out there. It’s quite a haul back up out of French Bay, but I’m glad I did it.

    I found it quite a profound experience. It’s hard to believe he and Mary lived in such a tiny place with four children.

    This is a detail of the open-air dormitory he built under the house for two of the kids. I tried the Camera+ HDR effect (which I’ve taken to using as a pseudo paint effect) and was quite pleased. I fancied it looked a tiny bit like a McCahon.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22688 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

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    Also, Colin McCahon's toilet.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22688 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

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    And, just down the road, the French Bay scene he painted repeatedly through the Titirangi years.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22688 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I fancied it looked a tiny bit like a McCahon.

    surprised his kids didn't scrawl "I AM bloody cold" on that wall

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19596 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Sacha,

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    surprised his kids didn’t scrawl “I AM bloody cold” on that wall

    I AM Scrawl. I made that old mistake of saying to a 9yo 'write anything', so she did.

    I fancied it looked a tiny bit like a McCahon.

    Actually, it kind of does.

    ETA: Yes, being confined indoors for two days is taking it’s toll. Had to get outside for some air, so photography seemed obvious low intensity activity.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to JacksonP,

    I fancied it looked a tiny bit like a McCahon.

    Actually, it kind of does.

    The impression is fostered by the knowledge that he built the structures himself, in rough-hewn timber. It's not hard to perceive similar shapes to those that marked later paintings.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22688 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

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    On the subject of artists' former residence's, Lao She's old home in the former German concession in Qingdao. Despite what the photo says, we definitely did not go there in 2005... 2009 was more likely. Our old camera decided every year was 2005. Anyways, we walked round and round and round looking for this place only to find it down a tiny lane the map wasn't overly clear about and in a state of repair Russell's photos of Colin McCahon's place reminded me of.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to JacksonP,

    Plant?
    Dont know.
    "yakka"
    = hardgoing/work

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • chris, in reply to JacksonP,

    Thanks Islander. I enjoyed Sacha's response as I have no clue what the plant is Jackson, poking through between the rise and tread of a step.

    Mawkland • Since Jan 2010 • 1302 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    So Friday morning Sah came over to clean the dead fronds off the Palms out the back and generally tidy them up.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    He did a mighty fine job .:)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    The palms are getting tall.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    I can now see through to the neighbour's Kauri.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    And all the pots had a move around as there is soo much more light coming in. :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    I like these

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Ooo!
    When I get back to Big O, I must post photos of my 2 kauri (the West Coast’s southern-most, far as I know) which I planted 38 years ago…it is my dream that,
    hundreds of years in the future when house & me are dust, the kauri will still loom…

    Sof' - love your plant & insect & bird portfolios!

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

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    Ahhh Kentias.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

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