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Capture: Two Tales of a City

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  • Hebe, in reply to Jos,

    Thanks Jos. More,more,more please.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Jos,

    On a roll? Or you could say 'in the flow' : )

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    Going with the flow. Actually, I hope not…
    This area is normally totally dry, home to skinks and cicadas, not fish.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    Washing on the line.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Lilith __,

    New Sumner scenic spot?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Hebe,

    New Sumner scenic spot?

    That's right. Entry $5. ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Lilith __,

    Monet or mon drain...

    Washing on the line.

    I feel your pane...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7947 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Monet or mon drain…

    Haha, very good. :-)

    Hope your household's keeping its feet dry, Ian?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Maybe it's time for a cheer-up.

    We were lucky here in Chch to be visited by Michael Parekowhai's amazing bronze bull-and-piano sculptures from the installation On First Looking into Chapman's Homer.

    They sat on the corner of Madras and Armagh Sts, on a bumpy uneven demolition site among the remains of the central city.

    I saw them on their final weekend, on a sunny Winter afternoon. There were throngs of well-dressed people milling about admiring the artworks, chatting together, taking photos of each other with the bulls, and generally having a lovely time.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    The bronze bulls are massive, life-sized.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    And for all their mass, quietly expressive.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    People passing along Madras St were all craning their necks.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    There was a very socia-bull atmosphere.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    This bull seemed to be dancing in the slanting sunlight.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    What more dramatic backdrop for your wedding pictures?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    Plenty of excitement.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    The piano stools might look cushiony, but are hard bronze!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Oh, thanks for posting these here Lilith. They really are great.

    I missed a trick. ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    Upstairs at the Ng Gallery across the street is Michael Parekowhai’s Story of a New Zealand River , a functioning Steinway piano, intricately carved.

    It was played by a rota of pianists all the time the exhibit was open. The large room was full of rippling and cascading sound.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    I sat and looked and listened and tried not to cry. The music was so voluptuous and beautiful.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    And the piano itself was so amazing it was hard to take in.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    It made other people quite emotional, too.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

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    Time to go home, back through the scarred city. Madras St.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

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