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Lyttelton Festival of Lights

June 28, 2013

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The street party for the Festival of Lights was held tonight in Lyttelton. I went along with the camera and tripod and was totally unprepared for the number of cars and people. It’s a popular night out, even on a short winter’s day.

The locals really get into the spirit of the event, lighting up their homes with fairy lights and LED lights. It’s very pretty. I arrived just as the fireworks was going off – they were pretty spectacular and boy what a loud boom they made.

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Office Building going up on Victoria Street

June 26, 2013

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Full Moon Over the Port Hills

June 25, 2013

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My attempt at photographing the big moons we’ve been having after the super moon. Yesterday I was a bit late and just got the moon as it was going right down behind the hill, but I was ready and waiting this morning!

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In search of snow…

June 23, 2013

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New Zealand has just been through a big storm.. yes, the entire country experienced lots of wild weather. They were forecasting snow in Christchurch but all we really got was rain, hail, sleet and a lot of wind, all with freezing cold temperatures. A lot of people were kind of disappointed Christchurch missed out on the snow – I certainly was. Though I think the novelty of snow wears off pretty quickly once you remember it’s cold, slushy, and though very pretty, it’s a jolly nuisance.

So, to make up for the lack of snow, my friends and I went in search of snow. We didn’t have to go too far west to get snow on the ground – we made our way to Springfield. As we got closer and closer to the mountains the scene just got more and more magical. It was snow at our convenience – we could turn around and head back home to sunshine and no snow.

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While in Springfield we also found a tree full of wax-eyes feeding on apples.

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And at the back of the park, we discovered two dogs have a very joyous time with their owners in the snow. The St Bernard pictured is only 6 months old but already weighed 40 kilos.

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New buildings on Victoria Street

June 19, 2013

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The building on the left is the newest building of these two.

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And… another building going up opposite the two above.

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