A PICTURE RECORDS A MOMENT IN TIME. It will never return, but we have the picture to cherish

Monday, September 20, 2010

Bull Sculpture
This fellow is to be found in the lawn by the highway at Hamilton Gardens. Being a dairy beast he typifies the Waikato as a farming region.

Unfortunately I can not say who carved him as I have had this photo for a couple of years and no longer have any information about this artwork.

Not far away from here is a laboratory where pedigree bulls are kept and their semen milked and stored for artificially inseminating pedigree cattle.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Just a selection of standard lights around Hamilton

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Farming Family statue

In 1990 prominent business man Sir Robert Jones donated this statue to the city of Hamilton to "commemorate the ordinary farming family as being the unsung heroes of our first 150 years".

The statue, is a bronze life-sized sculpture by Margriet Windhausen van den Berg of Timaru, NZ.

The Farming Family consists of a male farmer and his wife, two young children, a dairy cow, a sheep and a dog and is located on a traffic island at the intersection of Victoria Street and the southern end of Ulster Street.
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Monday, September 13, 2010

Many bloggers have a facination with clouds and I would be no acception.

This photo is from my archives, from a series which I took a couple of years ago. In a couple of days I will be showing some of the others in the series on my main blog at cimba7200.blogspot.com Many are quite dramatic I think.
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Friday, September 10, 2010

The Waikato River
This view of the Waikato River and Ferrybank Lounge was taken from the Victoria Bridge looking west towards town.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wooden cat ornaments
These two handsome fellas were hand-made by local people in Phuket, southern Thailand, and were brought back as a gift by our daughter Sandra after her family's holiday there - fortunately before the large tsunami hit.
Jill treasures them and they have pride of place in our lounge.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Baby Toys
While in Tauranga we walked past this shop which had these baby toys hanging in the window. I thought they would make a colourful photo, so here it is.
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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Picture Grafitti, Tauranga
I enjoy this type of legal grafitti which is painted on the sides of plain buildings to brighten them up and relieve the monotony.

Many of the artists who do these works are very talented. This 'mural' is on a wall down an alleyway among the shops in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty.


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I live in Hamilton, the largest inland city in New Zealand, stretching across both sides of the Waikato River in the North Island, south of Auckland. Visit my other blog at: http://cimba7200.blogspot.com



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