View of Queenstown across Lake Wakatipu
In January last year we went to Australia & New Zealand to visit friends and family in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Queenstown. As the weather gets colder her it is easy to miss the heat of Perth, the warmth of Sydney and Melbourne, and the alpine-summer like temperatures of New Zealand.
Even easier today as we are expecting the arrival of Peters first grandchild any-time shortly, but he will be born in New Zealand. Sometimes it’s really hard to be on the other side of the planet! I’m only going to be a step-grandma (phew!!), but even still its really exciting!!
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Gone, But Not Forgotten.”
One of the buildings that my dad wanted to see when he was here in London last week was the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building, because of its unusual shape
This building has a major design flaw however, and it’s not that the fact that it is top heavy. During the summer this building burnt a car! Continue reading
Posted in Bridges, London, Photography
Tagged Architecture, Building, Burnt Car, Converge, Jaguar, London, Melted, Mirrors, The Walkie Talkie, Walkie Talkie, Weekly Photo Challenge
Once again I feel like the daily Post has been following me around as I take photos! I took these pictures while I was walking around London with my Dad last week. The water running down the middle of the street drew our eyes to the far distance Continue reading
Once again I feel like the daily Post has been following me around as I take photos! I took these yesterday!! Continue reading
The lines of a U2 song are ringing in my head after last night’s sunset!
It was stunning!
I put this video on You Tube because it was so funny watching Wilson jumping in the ferns trying to find his stick…
BUT then we put on subtitles! They are hilarious!!
“Big blue cock erected on fourth plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square”
Here is another of my collection of blue photos for Sally’s Blue Monday challenge
This one I found on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, originally intended for a statue of William the 4th on a horse, but remained bare for 150 years due to lack of funds. In 1999 a sequence of three contemporary artworks were displayed, and the display was so successful that now the Plinth is to be used for the temporary display of artworks. Currently a giant Blue Cockerel!
The statue received great reviews in the UK press with punning headlines such as “Big blue cock erected on fourth plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square”, “Boris Johnson in Trafalgar Square with a Massive Blue Cock And Disgruntled Woman” and “Boris Johnson unveils giant cock in Trafalgar Square”
Posted in Art, Birds, London, Photography
Tagged Big blue cock, Blue, Blue Monday, Boris Johnson, Cock, Fourth Plinth, Hahn, Katharina Fritsch, Trafalgar Square