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Waimairi Cemetery

June 15, 2012

Waimairi Cemetery, Grahams Road

Today was a busy one for me, I ended up all over the city on personal and business appointments. I was constantly driving from one place to the next and always getting stuck in traffic and never really able to stop and take a photo (even when the sun did briefly come out).

So it was getting pretty late today, when I finally pulled over and jumped out with my camera on Grahams Road in Burnside. It was getting dark, it was cold, and it was raining, so it seemed like the perfect subject matter.

I find cemeteries quite beautiful places to photograph, though I’m not keen to linger especially when it’s as cold as it was today. I’m not really a superstitious person or scared of things that go ‘bump in the night’ as I can usually think of a rational explanation. But I have not always been that way and could get quite spooked given the right situation. Nearly 10 years ago, I rented a house two doors away from this very cemetery and from the moment I moved in I felt uneasy and like I was ‘not alone’. I tried for months to get a flatmate, but no one would move in. The house had a long corridor and I always felt like I was being watched from the other end of the house. Often, I’d find that several of the kitchen cupboards were open in the morning, after being shut at night.

But the creepiest thing of all, was that on several occasions I was woken up by a voice calling my name.


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Foggy in the City

June 1, 2012

A foggy view of the city greeted me this morning from our balcony. The sun was hitting the buildings which were just poking out of the fog.

Happy June 1st! Can’t believe it is June already and now officially winter. Brrrr, wonder if Christchurch will get snow again this year?

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Woods Mill 14 Wise Street Addington

May 27, 2012

This is Woods Mill on Wise Street in Addington. I had read of a plan to redevelop it, but am not sure if that is still the case. I certainly hope this building can be saved.

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Butterfly Gap

May 3, 2012

This empty lot was once the spot for a house that was something of a landmark due to the butterfly decorations the house had on it (and the house was something of a character building in its own right). I used to drive past the house a lot, but never stopped to photograph it – other than getting a close up of the butterflies.

The Gap Filler Project have decorated the site with lots of colour to brighten it up. View more about the project at their website. The site is on the corner of Worcester and Barbadoes Street.

Mannequin Heads in the Garage


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The start of the AvON Petition Journey

May 1, 2012

I braved the cold this morning to watch the start of the journey of the AvON Petition which is heading its way to Wellington.

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