The photoblog of John Caswell https://blog.caswellimages.com Fri, 26 Nov 2021 20:30:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://blog.caswellimages.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/cropped-Square-Caswell-Images-White-Version-8-1-scaled-1-32x32.jpg The photoblog of John Caswell https://blog.caswellimages.com 32 32 Rakiura National Park https://blog.caswellimages.com/2021/11/rakiura-national-park/ https://blog.caswellimages.com/2021/11/rakiura-national-park/#respond Sat, 27 Nov 2021 18:00:00 +0000 https://blog.caswellimages.com/?p=13773 Sculpture by artist Russell Beck – Buy Here’s another sculpture, this one’s by artist Russell Beck and was made in 2002. It marks the entrance to Rakiura National Park on Stewart Island. This chain link sculpture symbolises the mythological link between the waka (canoe) of Maui and the anchor stone. According to the legend, Maui fished … Continue reading Rakiura National Park

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Sculpture by artist Russell Beck Buy

Here’s another sculpture, this one’s by artist Russell Beck and was made in 2002. It marks the entrance to Rakiura National Park on Stewart Island. This chain link sculpture symbolises the mythological link between the waka (canoe) of Maui and the anchor stone. According to the legend, Maui fished up Te Wai Pounamu (the South Island) and anchored it with Rakiura (Stewart Island). I also believe they’ve made a matching chain link sculpture on the mainland at Bluff.

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Queenstown Gardens https://blog.caswellimages.com/2021/11/queenstown-gardens/ https://blog.caswellimages.com/2021/11/queenstown-gardens/#respond Fri, 26 Nov 2021 20:23:04 +0000 https://blog.caswellimages.com/?p=13789 I Love West Belfast Graffiti – Buy The pond in the Queenstown Gardens is marvellous when it’s covered in leaves. When I went there it had all sorts of colours surrounding it and reflecting off the water. It’s a great place to have a stroll at lunchtime being only a few minutes walk from central Queenstown. … Continue reading Queenstown Gardens

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Be Thy Peace And SpaceI Love West Belfast Graffiti – Buy

The pond in the Queenstown Gardens is marvellous when it’s covered in leaves. When I went there it had all sorts of colours surrounding it and reflecting off the water. It’s a great place to have a stroll at lunchtime being only a few minutes walk from central Queenstown. It even has an 18 hole disc golf course.

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Farm field in the Hakataramea Valley  https://blog.caswellimages.com/2021/11/farm-field-in-the-hakataramea-valley/ https://blog.caswellimages.com/2021/11/farm-field-in-the-hakataramea-valley/#respond Fri, 26 Nov 2021 04:37:46 +0000 https://blog.caswellimages.com/?p=13770 Farm field in the Hakataramea Valley – Buy Tucked away in the Waimate District, the Hakataramea Valley sits at the foot Kirkliston range in the South Island of New Zealand.

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It started thus, once upon a time.Farm field in the Hakataramea Valley Buy

Tucked away in the Waimate District, the Hakataramea Valley sits at the foot Kirkliston range in the South Island of New Zealand.

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The Vulcan In St Bathans https://blog.caswellimages.com/2021/11/the-vulcan-in-st-bathans/ https://blog.caswellimages.com/2021/11/the-vulcan-in-st-bathans/#respond Mon, 22 Nov 2021 18:00:00 +0000 https://blog.caswellimages.com/?p=13767 Inside The Vulcan – Buy I stayed here one night and almost had the place to myself. I’m not sure what I would have done if it was busy. It was the perfect spot to process a few photos over a pint or two of Speight’s. Apart from a Grandfather and Grandson at the end of … Continue reading The Vulcan In St Bathans

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Inside The Vulcan – Buy

I stayed here one night and almost had the place to myself. I’m not sure what I would have done if it was busy. It was the perfect spot to process a few photos over a pint or two of Speight’s. Apart from a Grandfather and Grandson at the end of the bar happily sharing tales about fish and a lady in the dinning room, it was a very quiet night. They certainly didn’t might me setting up my camera for a photo before the landlady told us about the local ghost.

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Midnight Espresso In Wellington https://blog.caswellimages.com/2021/11/midnight-espresso-in-wellington/ https://blog.caswellimages.com/2021/11/midnight-espresso-in-wellington/#respond Mon, 22 Nov 2021 08:41:51 +0000 https://blog.caswellimages.com/?p=13718 Midnight Espresso – Buy I ate breakfast at a very retro place called Midnight Espresso. After ordering, I sat in the window watching rain fall and Cuba Street slowly come to life, passing the time marveling at how maple syrup instantly improves bacon and banana pancakes. When finally my stomach was full, and my plate empty, … Continue reading Midnight Espresso In Wellington

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Midnight Espresso – Buy

I ate breakfast at a very retro place called Midnight Espresso. After ordering, I sat in the window watching rain fall and Cuba Street slowly come to life, passing the time marveling at how maple syrup instantly improves bacon and banana pancakes. When finally my stomach was full, and my plate empty, I set off into the sleepy Wellington streets.

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Farm Field Near The Routeburn https://blog.caswellimages.com/2021/11/farm-field-near-the-routeburn/ https://blog.caswellimages.com/2021/11/farm-field-near-the-routeburn/#respond Sun, 21 Nov 2021 07:38:32 +0000 https://blog.caswellimages.com/?p=13721 Farm Fields Near The Routeburn – Buy This is one of the views near the Dart River on the way to the Routeburn Track at the head of Lake Wakatipu near Glenorchy and Queenstown.

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Farm Fields Near The Routeburn – Buy

This is one of the views near the Dart River on the way to the Routeburn Track at the head of Lake Wakatipu near Glenorchy and Queenstown.

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Flinders Street Clocks https://blog.caswellimages.com/2021/11/flinders-street-clocks/ https://blog.caswellimages.com/2021/11/flinders-street-clocks/#respond Sat, 20 Nov 2021 07:37:22 +0000 https://blog.caswellimages.com/?p=13762 Flinders Street Station – Buy Once upon a time these clocks at Flinders Street Station in Melbourne were manually operated and had to be changed on average 900 times over an eight hour period. The 13 clocks, which date back to the 1860s are now run automatically and show the different departures times to each suburban … Continue reading Flinders Street Clocks

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Flinders Street Station – Buy

Once upon a time these clocks at Flinders Street Station in Melbourne were manually operated and had to be changed on average 900 times over an eight hour period. The 13 clocks, which date back to the 1860s are now run automatically and show the different departures times to each suburban train line.

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Hong Kong Night Market https://blog.caswellimages.com/2021/11/hong-kong-night-market/ https://blog.caswellimages.com/2021/11/hong-kong-night-market/#respond Fri, 19 Nov 2021 05:36:08 +0000 https://blog.caswellimages.com/?p=13725 Hong Kong Night Market – Buy The streets of Hong Kong don’t really come alive till late afternoon. That’s when the numerous street markets awaken and then into the night they are a hive of people with all sorts of places to shop and eat.

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Hong Kong Night Market – Buy

The streets of Hong Kong don’t really come alive till late afternoon. That’s when the numerous street markets awaken and then into the night they are a hive of people with all sorts of places to shop and eat.

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Brisbane City Hall https://blog.caswellimages.com/2021/11/brisbane-city-hall/ https://blog.caswellimages.com/2021/11/brisbane-city-hall/#respond Thu, 18 Nov 2021 08:41:27 +0000 https://blog.caswellimages.com/?p=13723 Brisbane City Hall – Buy On one of my evenings strolls through Brisbane I came across the City Hall which can be found in King George Square. The building is as elegant as it is grand. Yet, not without controversy, and I do like a bit of controversy when it comes to local government buildings.  In … Continue reading Brisbane City Hall

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Brisbane City Hall – Buy

On one of my evenings strolls through Brisbane I came across the City Hall which can be found in King George Square. The building is as elegant as it is grand. Yet, not without controversy, and I do like a bit of controversy when it comes to local government buildings. 

In the early 1900’s after it was decided that the current City Hall was inadequate, and after many years of debate over where the new site for the building should be, a possibility of two locations was decided upon. However, Mayor Charles Jenkinson then sold one of the two sites to the Cathlolic Church, who promptly started construction of a Cathedral, leaving the City Hall to be built on the site which it stands today. 

Several years later the foundation stone for the City Hall was laid with a time capsule inside before construction started. However, the stone was discovered to be out of alignment, moved, then lost – along with the time capsule. 

Later, following the death of a construction worker who drowned while the swamp where the building was going to stand was drained, the Council began occupancy of the building in 1927. Nearly 20 years after the plans had been confirmed and the site was first chosen.

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Malahide In Ireland https://blog.caswellimages.com/2021/11/malahide-in-ireland/ https://blog.caswellimages.com/2021/11/malahide-in-ireland/#respond Tue, 16 Nov 2021 19:12:49 +0000 https://blog.caswellimages.com/?p=13727 Melahide Seawall in Ireland – Buy Among the many things to like about Malahide in Dublin is the fact that it has a castle, it is very walkable and it has many wonderfully hospitable pubs. I spent a very lovely afternoon wandering past the seawall, along the beach and following the Coast Road to a point … Continue reading Malahide In Ireland

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Melahide Seawall in Ireland – Buy

Among the many things to like about Malahide in Dublin is the fact that it has a castle, it is very walkable and it has many wonderfully hospitable pubs. I spent a very lovely afternoon wandering past the seawall, along the beach and following the Coast Road to a point where I was no longer sure where I was. Then, I turned around and decided the walk back would be sufficient enough to have earned a beer at the delightful local tavern called Gibney’s. That’s the wonderful thing about Ireland, you either get rewarded with alcohol or food and often it’s both!

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