Gulp! Murder most foul, and dastardly deeds!
Call the Police.
We've had a case of gnomicide!
I suspect we know the Catprit.
It features sculptures by artists from throughout New Zealand all placed around Riddiford Gardens opposite the Gallery.
A fascinatingly diverse range of pieces were displayed. So we wandered happily for over an hour, and I snapped lots of photos.
I like the humour of this frog character. It reminds me of Wind in the Willows and such childhood stories. It's my pick for a piece the Sculpture Trust could buy & install beside the Waiwhetu Stream!
This installation of glossy birds was eye-catching. The irregular placement appealed, as did the depth of the sheen of the individual birds.
This piece somehow managed to combine the dread and fear of Tolkien's Ringwraiths with beautiful curves and artful assembly from driftwood.
This piece puzzled me and I couldn't avoid remembering the delight of our kids (Charlotte especially) as they rode an elaborate carousel in Fontainebleau in France. But what happens when ...?
A few weeks ago, I even managed to finish processing some of the video I took during the trip:
And then, just the other day during my daily perusal of the newspaper's Death Notices, the following leapt out at me:
Barry Brickell, of the Driving Creek Railway! Oh dear!.
We've been walking as often as possible at Petone Foreshore.
There's always interesting things to look at, and especially at this time of year, the view from the beach-side walkway is truly lovely.
In many ways, it encapsulates and "New Zealand summer", even when there is a southerly blowing, or the clouds have rolled in.
We have driven through the Wairarapa countless times, and always straight past the memorial to Featherston Camp.
It is located a few kilometres outside Featherston on State Highway 2.
It marks the location of a Military Camp which was built for service during World War 1, as one of the places new recruits received their first military training.
During World War 2, it also served as an internment camp for Japanese troops captured during various battles in the Pacific.
It also commemorates the deaths of 48 Japanese Prisoners, killed during an incident in which armed guards opened fire on prisoners who were refusing to work.
The deaths the result of ethnic misunderstandings.
It is also graced by a beautiful 17th century Haiku:
Behold the summer grass
All that remains
Of the dreams of warriors