The Cathedral

Christchurch, NZ, April 2015: This was my first visit to Christchurch since the February 22nd 2011 earthquake that devastated New Zealand’s third largest city. It was a surreal experience, the centre around Cathedral Square was mostly unrecognizable, apart from the iconic Christchurch Cathedral.

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South By Southwest

Wellington, New Zealand, March 2015:  Wellington’s wild Southwest coast by Landrover:  Ohiro Bay to Redrocks, through Devil’s Gate and onto Tongue Point and the leaning Karori Rock lighthouse… then back again…

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Jump

Wellington, New Zealand, January 2015:  There was a “Birdman” competition on hosted by commercial radio station ZMFM- but the action at the nearby Taranaki Wharf jumping ramp was way more fun… From Architecture.co.nz Those “down with the kids” have been on and around this great piece of urban design all summer long. At this key […]

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Sky Point

Wellington, NZ, Feb 2015: Clear skies and a beautiful summer’s evening last week, got me out shooting the heavens until late. This particular night a meteor blasted through the atmosphere over New Zealand and was seen widely across the North Island. I saw the “flash” as it exploded- but was unfortunately facing/shooting in the opposite direction. I did […]

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Bridge to Nowhere

New Zealand, October 2013:  This historic abandoned suspension bridge is still hanging together a century after its construction. During most of it’s use (1918-1969) it was toll bridge for this busy agricultural area and the longest suspension bridge in the country-  measuring 477 feet (154.39m) between the two concrete towers. Today it still stands defiantly […]

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Seafarer

Wellington, NZ, yesterday: Last night I did something I haven’t done for years- go fishing! We went out on the Seafarer II, with owner/skipper Jono Delich at the helm, Bronwyn first mate, and 19 punters hoping to catch the big one. They weren’t biting, but the wind was- this is Wellington after all- “windy city”. We kept […]

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