buildings. The Spouse and I went to Gore the other day and I tried to capture some of the buildings. Sadly, not well. The were up a side-street that decades ago had more importance than today and the tattiness is showing. I also captured— but wait, that comes after these art deco thingies:
—the building used to be a post-shop outlet, made commercial when New Zealand took a step backwards from Communism (it was close~!) a few years ago. Then it lay empty for ages. Just recently it was taken over and injected with el mucho stationery; and with a dedicated coffee outlet coming soon it will present a very severe challenge to the Paper Plus shop right next door.
Along a wee bit, and this too is reminiscent of a ‘mincing little Belgian’ whom The Spouse and I love (have you seen ‘Appointment With Death‘? love it! Especially the way the unpleasant lady gets to enjoy her sun-bathing … aaaah, justice). A pity, sometimes, that Poirot is so good at his job.
some nostalgia. I honestly didn’t think these things existed any more, replaced by modern gadgetry—
—yet here they are, genuine fully functioning Belisha Beacons (the orange lollipop thing on a stick). And if the perspective looks a bit wonky on that building … the street sticks out at an angle from the main road which is off to our left. I imagine the architect was instructed to conform to street frontages, and did so. That is a genuine not-square building …
AND TO FINISH
here be the very first ever meteor captured by moi. Forgive me if I’ve posted it before (somewhere, everywhere) and of course there’s lots of fuzzy—I had to blow the shot up no end to make it more visible.
Visiting at the time, mine hosts were quite accommodating of the old dog’s eccentricities (and yes, those are the stars of the Southern Cross, albeit a bit time dilated*). Spouse of course sat inside nattering—she too well knows the Old Dog …
* I’m beginning to feel a bit Challenged …