Pennants in Civic Square

pennants in Civic Square (17 February 2015)

pennants in Civic Square (17 February 2015)

On 16 February the Wellington City Council announced that “The [Civic Square] Portico has been successfully removed!” (see WCC Facebook page)

This shot – captured 6:20pm the following day – features strings of coloured pennants, part of the publicity for the ICC Cricket World Cup match between BLACKCAPS and England Cricket.

“There will be some finishing work being done to the Portico over the next couple of weeks and scaffolding will remain up for that, but the pathway between the two buildings is clear,” WCC says.

A powerful collaboration

[untitled 067 (colour wall)] 07 May 2013

[untitled 067 (colour wall)] 07 May 2013

The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real. (Walt Disney)

A powerful collaboration had been at work: the rain and the wind – with maybe an occasional helping hand from someone passing by.

I had groceries to put away, but my camera insisted on being allowed out of the shoulder-bag.

Just as well. A couple of hours later, the poster-pasters had torn everything down and were slopping paste over a new batch.

[untitled 069 (colour wall) 07 May 2013

[untitled 069 (colour wall)] 07 May 2013

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[untitled 071 (colour wall)] 07 May 2013


What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough. (Edgar Degas)