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Wellington has art just lying around all over the place. Or, should that be, stretching above our heads all over? Another beautiful winter’s day over the weekend.

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…the roof has a certain style….

Karori Cemetery: The Plaque Field, pathway upon stretching pathway of grave sites…and, just around the corner, a different kind of ending.

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No, the local climbing wall. Best place to be on a(nother) wet wintry day….Cheers, Ferg:-)

Sunday morning saw me hanging out with the girls down by the skate park near Wellington’s water front. I’m not sure I had noticed the marae-style gateway to the park before today, but the contrast between that and the graffiti nearby was interesting, in terms of both colour and culture. What statement, if any, is made by taking a shot that includes them both?  No colour enhancement on this, btw.

This is one of four sculptures outside the Museum Hotel. I have enhanced the colour (they are normally a rusted browny-red) to emphasise the impact that they make. Snapped this whilst driving past.

As seen on Plimmer Steps in Wellington CBD.

Graffiti? Art? Political statement?

It was the light in this view that got me. The sun is setting and is just catching the trees and house between us and the hazy blue hillscape beyond.

Autumn cometh. Dark at 5.30pm.

Experimenting with posting from my iphone

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I ran past him at 8am this morning in glorious sunshine (training run for the Team MND half-marathon) and passed him again in the afternoon when the sky was grey and the wind nearly shiped my into the water as I tried to grab the close-up shot.

He had a bit of graffitti on his bum – but the green shoe that someone slipped on to his foot last week had been removed. Poor chap. He is beautiful – but he gets a lot of attention, and not all of it good.

Still, I love the way Wellington has artistic moments like this sprinkled along the water front.

Solace in the wind’, by Max Patte: article on his installation from stuff.co.nz

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