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Archive for September, 2013

Riverside Watermark

I went out to get another Spring fix.  This time on Harper Avenue, cherry blossom that, like clockwork, blooms profusely during the second week of September.  These are no ordinary cherry trees.  They are the real thing, Japanese Sakura planted during the 1930s.  Japanese are mystified we do not picnic under the trees and drink… Read More

Christchurch Cardboard Wonder

Traditional or cardboard Anglican Cathedral?  Take your pick. Renowned Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban says his wish is to design buildings people will love.  Without a doubt he has scored a hit with this new exciting place of worship in our city.  The Cathedral opened recently and quickly ticked all the boxes necessary for a church… Read More

Spring Fix

A necessary September assignment is a jaunt to the city for the annual spring fix.  Hagley Park was to the fore with the daffodil woodland in full bloom.  Being a weekday it was frequented by Asian visitors.  A Chinese photographer with English skills asked if he could use my bicycle to photograph two young people. … Read More