LOOKING IN THE SQUARE

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

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Autumn in the Waikato
This picture was taken at the peak of our autumn just about three weeks ago. Right now most autumn trees have dropped their brightly coloured but now unwanted leaves and are almost bare for their winter survival.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Builders construction crane
This crane is located on site at the Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, and is assisting the construction of a brand new hospital block on the campus. 

During my wanders taking autumn photos (See them at www.cimba7200.blogspot.com) I came up a steep path from a gully and found myself on the grounds of the Waikato Hospital. While there I took the top picture of the crane. On processing the picture tonight I spotted the driver standing outside the crane-driver's compartment. The second photo is an enlargement of the first. That's a long way up!

Sunday, May 6, 2012


A manhole cover - "Out on a Limb"
During a photo shoot recently I came across this manhole cover and decided it was interesting enough to take a photo of.. I can't imagine why it is located where it is, but it seemed strange to me.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Garden Seat at Memorial Park, Hamilton

Monday, April 23, 2012


Catching up with the Classics
Every now and again I get a hankering to read a classic novel. Doing this I often find that the story isn't necessarily as we recollect it from movies or hearsay. 

Classic novels can be hard-going because of the style of language used and often unusual words which have different meanings in this modern age. For this reason, and others, the story lines just don't seem to flow as easily as our modern novelists writings do.

Mary Shelley who wrote this story was married to Percy Bysshe Shelley, the poet. The book Frankenstein was first published about 1818. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Strings of pearls
This is a spider's web with condensed fog-dew hanging off it in the early morning.


Saturday, April 14, 2012


Up and up, and up, and up...
Wooden stairs in the big historic wooden Government building in Wellington

Friday, April 13, 2012

Street Lantern, Lambton Quay, Wellington


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Low Tide at Raglan

Monday, April 2, 2012

Hamilton Rose Gardens pergola
(With magic see-through to another world?)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Moon and Venus after sunset

Saturday, March 24, 2012


The new Raglan footbridge

Monday, March 19, 2012

Complex electrics
The end of the line at Raglan.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Boat at Anchor at Raglan, NZ

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Driftwood at Waikanae Beach, Wellington region

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Relaxing at Oriental Bay, Wellington.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Boat sheds at Oriental Parade, Wellington

Friday, February 24, 2012

Moss on a tiled roof - a texture shot

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Humpy bridge at Hamilton Gardens Chinese Gardens

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Part of the Chinese Garden at the Hamilton Gardens

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ducks on a smooth Hamilton Lake

Monday, February 13, 2012

Hamilton Memorial Park gardens
This lovely well kept garden is beside an area often hired from the Hamilton City Council for taking wedding photos. Though the area is special, these gardens are typical of the beauty of the city's flower gardens.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A nice blue flower ar the Waitakaruru Sculpture Park

Friday, February 3, 2012


Mercer Traffic Bridge
This bridge crosses the Waikato River at Mercer, a community about half way between Hamilton and Auckland. The river is broader here than at Hamilton as Mercer is about 68 kilometres, about 43 miles down stream.

Monday, January 23, 2012

A Light Fitting on the Victoria Bridge, Hamilton
These lanterns look very attractive on the Victoria Bridge, installed during the last major upgrade a few years ago. Though electric they have that old world look about them.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Rose Gardens at Hamilton Gardens
A part-view of the Rose Gardens which make up a big part of the prized Hamilton Gardens. There are many different named rose varieties here, and many are valued varieties grown by Sam McGredy, world renowned rose grower and breader, originally from Ireland and now living in New Zealand. His roses include names such as the pink Sexy Rexy and the red climber Dublin Bay.

Some of his later roses received New Zealand names, such as Aotearoa.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


My Grandfather's grave headstone
I never knew my grandfather. He died before I was born - of gas poisoning which caused him respiratory problems. He was exposed to the gas during his time on the battlefields during the First World War. His death and burial occured in Hamilton on return from the War.

This grave is in the Hamilton East Soldiers' Cemetery.

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Patchwork and Quilt display
This display of the Waikato Patchwork and Quilters Guild was featured at last year's Waikato A and P show. Those who are not involved in this sort of activity generally do not appreciate how much work goes into making features such as these.   

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Retired shunter engine at the Hamilton Lake

This old shunter engine has had a varied life but now it has been restored and retired to the Hamilton Lake Domain for children to explore and play on. Any moving parts have been fixed in place and welded for safety, so this magnificent old engine is now here for posterity.

Monday, January 2, 2012


Post in the river
This post is probably a part of a small jetty on the side of the Waikato River. It doesn't now appear to be connected to the existing jetty so its exact purpose is uncertain. Perhaps it was to stop boats from hitting the jetty and doing damage?

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