LOOKING IN THE SQUARE

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

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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